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HIA board approves airport projects

Harrisburg International Airport’s governing board approved more than $10 million in contracts for improvements at three airports owned and operated by the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority.

Contracts awarded

The authority’s board awarded $10,272,561 to midstate companies for improvements, including:

• HIA runway rehabilitation, $9.03 million to Hempt Brothers, Camp Hill.

• HIA runway rehabilitation construction administration, $336,958 to Michael Baker International, Harrisburg.

• Oil/water separator at Capital City Airport, $833,000 to EK Services, New Cumberland.

• Oil/water separator construction administration at Capital City Airport, $27,100 to Buchart Horn, York.

• Rehab Gettysburg Regional Airport runway, phase four construction administration, $40,453 to Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc., Harrisburg.

“Continuing to improve our facilities to ensure day-to-day operations run smoothly is a key area of focus for the authority,” said Stephen Libhart, authority board chairman. “We are happy to work with local companies on these projects, keeping money in the community.”

The board also approved a ground lease and airport joint use agreement with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, which operates the 193rd Special Operations Wing at HIA.

This extends the existing lease by another 21 years, to 2063, and allows the installation to plan capital improvement projects.

The joint use agreement generates $161,313 in annual revenue for SARAA, officials said.

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