By John Parker, NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $14.4 million firm-fixed-price contract June 15 to Lagan Construction LLC, out of Woodbridge, Virginia, for repairs to South Field runways 5/23 and 14/32 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, Florida.
"Naval Air Station Whiting Field's role is vital toward supporting Training Air Wing 5 in their mission to train 100 percent of the Navy's, Marine Corps' and Coast Guard's helicopter pilots," said Capt. Todd Bahlau, NAS Whiting Field commanding officer. "The South Field runway repairs and resurfacing will help ensure we are able to continue producing the world's finest aviators for years to come."
The upcoming work will improve asphalt pavement and shoulder surfaces. Repairs will also include milling cold in-place asphalt or a comparable process; variable depth overlay and airfield markings, saw cutting, barricades, construction fencing, surveying; construction of new airfield shoulder surfaces; grading, earthwork, compaction and sodding at runway and shoulder edges; drainage ditch repair and/or reconstruction; and new airfield markings.
Work will be performed in Milton, Florida, and is expected to be completed by June 2016.