Photo courtesy of Fred Ogden / Mena Intermountain Airport
The last segment of the Taxiway B paving operation was completed last week. The work was performed by Redstone Construction Company out of Little Rock under the direction of Morrison Shipley Engineering from Fort Smith. Progress was hampered by rain, labor shortages attributable to Covid-19 and a heavy backlog of other construction projects throughout the state facing the same obstacles. Taxiway B is now near completion. However, more delays are expected since some FAA technicians who will move one of the PAPIs, a navigational aid, are subject to travel restrictions. Additional work includes taxiway lighting at the intersection, striping and drainage work .