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Livingston Airport Completes Asphalt Replacement Project

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Livingston Airport Completes Asphalt Replacement Project

The Livingston Municipal Airport has recently completed an apron rehabilitation project.

An airport apron is the asphalt outside of terminals where airplanes park and refuel. Livingston Airport Committee Chairman Jason Duke said repairs were needed for the 50-year-old blacktop.

“Asphalts at airports tend to be very expansive,” Duke said. “In expansive areas of asphalt, you have a lot of problems with water freezing in the winter and causing cracks and settling. So, they had to dig out all the asphalt, all the sub-asphalt layers, gravel and the base and rebuild it back up.”

Duke said along with the project, parts of the taxiways parallel to the run way were also replaced. Duke said the new asphalt is a part of the airports long term plan for growth.

“The airport about 10 or 15 years ago purchased a farm,” Duke said. “The Savage Farm next to the airport and really grew the available property. We have a decent size piece of land along Bill White Lane and Airport Road, which is suitable for commercial hangars and potential commercial development.”

The project was paid through a Federal Aviation Administration grant. Overton County and Livingston both paid a five percent match.


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