UPDATE: Runway resurfacing underway at Blue Grass Airport
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Work is underway at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport as its main runway — Runway 4-22 — is being resurfaced. As a result, the airport will be closed to all fixed-wing commercial and general aviation aircraft from 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2021, through 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2021.
Helicopters will still be able to use the airport, and the terminal building will remain open May Press Release Announcing Closure .
Work on the project will be continuous throughout the 72-hour time frame.
The airport has enlisted nearly every asphalt company in the Lexington-area and several hundred construction crew members to complete the $16.2 million project. The work is being paid for by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The airport says to complete the resurfacing, it will require an estimated 21,000 tons of asphalt to pave the 7,000 feet x 150 feet runway.
The last time the main runway was resurfaced was 15 years ago. An FAA mandate requires the runway resurfacing every 12-to-15 years.