Construction Continues at Wichita Falls Municipal Airport

Construction continues at the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport, where phase one of the entry road and parking lot is scheduled to be complete in February.

While additions to the entire project are popping up city officials say they won't have to budget more money for the project.

The city received six million dollars for the project from the FAA and they say even with the additions to the construction project they remain under that amount.

The Wichita Falls Aviation, Traffic and Transportation Department says the new parking lot and entry road need additional electrical services for safety purposes and more concrete for the sidewalk.

They also say because of the drought they will need to reseed 29 acres around a runway, which was completed last year.

Reseeding is important so they can keep weeds and other vegetation from growing that attract birds and wildlife, it was a bird strike you remember that caused the crash of a Sheppard jet last July.

So we are staying within budget and we are going to get the airfield back to the proper conditions that Sheppard wants it,” said LeAnn Moran of the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport.

They will reseed around the runway this spring.

The entire project is on track to be completed by late this year.

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