Clovis airport to begin runway extension
By Staff Writer Brenda Bernet
Created Oct 19 2010 – 4:39am
Construction officially begins Wednesday on a $5.5 million project to lengthen a runway by 1,800 feet at the Clovis Municipal Airport in Clovis, N.M.
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. that morning at the Clovis Municipal Airport Terminal Building, about six miles east of Clovis on State Highway 523.
The project will lengthen Runway 4-22 to 7,200 feet, allowing the airport to improve service to corporate jets and to accommodate regional jet service, officials said.
Construction should finish by October 2011. The project also provides for improvements to a runway safety area and installation of a new porous friction course surface on Runway 4-22.
Clovis received grants for runway extension from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division, Clovis Airport Director Steve Summers said.
The city is also contributing to the project.