Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Airport runway lighting funded

KILN, Miss. – The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission recently awarded a $1.7 million contract for runway lighting and electrical improvements at Stennis International Airport. The project includes replacing about 100 existing navigational aid lights from existing incandescent to new LEDs. NAVAID lighting helps pilots identify the airport, the runway and the appropriate flight path. Over 120,000 linear feet of new wire and underground housing will also be installed. The project was awarded to Webster Electric Company, of Collinsville, and is expected to be completed this fall. It was funded by a $1.9 million Federal Aviation Administration grant which also covered engineering fees. (Source: HCPHC, 08/16/21)