LINCOLN, NE – Stakeholders gathered at the Lincoln Airport (LNK) last month to celebrate the addition of new air service, a development made possible in part by recent and planned improvements. Benesch has served LNK for over 70 years and is currently working on several projects with the airport, including the massive reconstruction of the main runway.
With the aging runway in need of on-going repairs, it became apparent that a total reconstruction would be a more effective solution for accommodating larger commercial and military aircraft and supporting future growth. The large-scale reconstruction is currently planned to be jointly funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Guard Bureau. This will ensure the runway will continue to serve both commercial and military aircraft.
“Our team will be involved with this project from design through to construction, and we’re excited to proceed with final design in the near term,” said Project Manager Andy Beil. “This pavement overhaul gives us the opportunity to address a lot of reoccurring pavement issues and bring everything up to current FAA standards.”
The airport is also currently undergoing terminal expansion and renovation, with Benesch providing geotechnical, civil-site and survey services. In addition to updating infrastructure and adding gates to support expansion, the new terminal will have improved amenities for travelers. Renovations and expansions on the first major phase are set to be completed in the coming months, just as a new airline, Red Way, begins service to the airport.