Third phase of paving work on runway under way
COMING IN HOT — Smoke and steam rises as dump truck deposits hot macadam on the north end of the runway at Griffiss International Airport. Crews then used a steam roller to smooth out a fresh layer of asphalt. The work is the third and final part of a three-phase project to completely renovate the historic runway, which for decades helped B-52 stratofortresses and KC-135 stratotankers take off and touch down. The airport received a $4.5M federal grant for the final phase of resurfacing the massive 11,820-foot-long runway, one of the longest in the Northeast. The first phase of the project was launched in the spring of 2019.
(Sentinel photo by John Clifford)