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$15 million Buffalo airport improvement project completed

Staff Writer |
Work is complete on a $15 million project to rehabilitate the entire length of the crosswind runway at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, N.Y.

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The pavement project also includes new runway edge lights and guidance signs. The work covered 7,161 feet, the runway's entire length.

The project also includes new drainage structures and piping, runway edge lighting, and "distance to go" and "airfield guidance" signs.

The new signage enhances safety and is larger in size, improving visibility and in accordance with the latest Advisory Circular.

The "distance to go" signs were installed further away from the runway to avoid damage from snow plows in the winter months. The new lighting is LED, reducing energy costs for the airport.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) is a regional multi-modal transportation authority responsible for aviation and public transit in Erie and Niagara counties.

NFTA businesses include a bus, rail and paratransit system, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and the Niagara Falls International Airport.

In 2016, a J.D. Power study ranked the Buffalo Niagara International Airport second highest in customer satisfaction for medium sized airports in North America.

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