Lake Barkley State Resort Park airport runway to be repaired, reopened

By Heartland News

FRANKFORT, KY (KFVS) - Gov. Steve Beshear announced a project to repair and reopen the airport runway at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, KY.

The airport's recent annual inspection by the Department of Aviation included a finding that cracks in the centerline of the 4,100-foot runway were wide enough in spots to be dangerous. As a result of these findings, the runway was closed on July 17.

The repair will consist of milling away a 12-foot-wide strip of pavement down the center of the runway and replacing it with new asphalt.

The project will cost about $180,000. Work is expected to begin no later than Wednesday, Aug. 11, and the airport should be reopened by the following weekend, weather permitting.

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