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Sydney Airport to revamp runways

Sydney Airport is to invest $51.5 million dollars on revamping its runways and the lighting around the airfield.

Sydney Airport is to invest $51.5 million dollars on revamping its runways and the lighting around the airfield.


The gateway has just completed a $26.5 million resurfacing of its main runways and has just started a $25.5 million project to install stop bar lights on the taxiways.


The resurfacing was part of an essential safety project for the airport and involved major maintenance work on the main north–south runway, the east–west runway and some taxiways.


Airfield ground lighting has been removed and replaced, the top layer of asphalt has been removed and replaced and the line markings have also been redone.


Meanwhile, the installation of stop bar lights at the taxiway entries to the three runways at Sydney Airport is a safety measure that prevents aircrafts from inadvertently entering a runway without air traffic control clearance.


Kerrie Mather, CEO of Sydney Airport, said: “Safety at Sydney Airport is paramount.  Last year we completed the $102 million runway end safety area project. 


“This year we have completed the runway resurfacing and have now commenced work on the stop bar lights.


“In line with our absolute commitment to safety, Sydney Airport will continue to invest in its airfield to provide the aeronautical infrastructure that Sydney needs.”

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