Following the recent completion of a $2 million improvement project at the Packwood Airport, the Ed Carlson Memorial South Lewis County Airport in Toledo will now also undergo a renovation to bring the airport to current industry standards.
The Board of Lewis County Commissioners approved two grant applications for airport-based projects at its Monday meeting.
The improvements at the Toledo-based airport would include the reconstruction of the main parallel taxiway and the replacement of an existing vertical approach slope indicator with the current standard precision approach path indicator.
Lee Napier, community development director for the county, said the taxiway has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be reconstructed to the standard width of 35 feet.
The project is estimated to cost $2,937,500. The majority of the money would come from the Federal Aviation Administration, while the county and the state Department of Transportation would each contribute a 5 percent match, or $146,875.
Commissioners also approved a grant application to install an automated weather observing station at the Packwood Airport. The estimated cost for construction is $166,666. The county and state Department of Transportation would again contribute a 5 percent match, or $8,333 each.