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Airport taxiway reconstruction nearly completed


July 17, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

PAINTING CREWS prepare their truck for departure as they finish up painting the taxiway of the Gogebic-Iron County's Airport Thursday morning.


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IRONWOOD - Phase 1 of the reconstruction of the Gogebic-Iron County Airport's taxiway neared completion as crews added temporary markings to the taxiway Thursday.

Tom Janssen, an engineer with Mead & Hunt, said the old asphalt was removed by the airport's fixed base of operations as well as the taxiway before the surface was regraded and fresh asphalt laid down.

"We have to stop work for 30 days while the asphalt surface cures out," he said. "The volatiles cure off so the permanent painting holds tight to it."

Michael Harma, manager for the...

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