Tuesday, April 16, 2024

New roof for Whanganui Airport terminal

Work is underway to replace the roof of the Whanganui Airport terminal, prior to runway resealing works which are scheduled for October.

The roof replacement works, being carried out by local contractor, W&W Construction, are expected to be completed by 8 November.

“While people will notice this work is taking place, passenger and visitor access to the terminal area and its services – including Café JARS – will remain available as usual during the entire re-roofing process,” said Whanganui Airport manager, Phil McBride.

The airport’s carpark facility will also remain open as usual, he said.

“Temporary entry and exit points into the terminal area have been prominently displayed, and the drop-off area for vehicles in front of the terminal is still available for use.”

“Our aim is to minimise any possible disruption to people using the airport’s transiting areas and facilities during the work, while also maintaining the levels of accessibility and service to one of Whanganui’s most valuable community assets,” said Mr McBride.

Other scheduled airport infrastructure upgrades include an exterior repaint of the terminal building, and the resealing of the airport’s runway that is scheduled to begin in early October.

All infrastructure upgrades, including the terminal’s replacement roof, are being co-funded through a Whanganui Airport joint venture between Whanganui District Council and Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport.

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