Aerodom announced this Thursday the reopening of the Gregorio Luperón International Airport located in the province of Puerto Plata, after completing the repair and remodeling work on its runway.
The conclusion of this second phase was carried out with a total investment of more than 4.5 million dollars, according to the entity.
The work included the leveling of the slabs of the central section of the runway. Likewise, new approach lights were installed, as well as horizontal signaling -among other elements, all with the purpose of extending the useful life of the infrastructure.
The runway was inaugurated with the landing of a private flight from Miami, United States, at 7:24 in the morning. As of today, they will begin to receive other scheduled flights.
The Gregorio Luperón Airport runway was closed to all air traffic for ten days to allow a major construction project to be carried out, which included demolishing the deteriorated runway slabs to their full depth, removing the granular material, and placing new 40-centimeter-wide slabs. depth.
As reported by Aerodom, through a statement, the worked area contemplated an extension of 270 linear meters by 24 meters wide.
Added to the intervention of the first phase, this remodeling implied a total extension of 570 linear meters of intervened track.
This project was coordinated by the Aerodom Technical Department, executed by the contractor Prodicon under the supervision of Epsa Labco, with a human team of more than 300 workers, coordinated by 25 engineers and more than 50 technicians who validated quality at all times.
It also required the installation of two mobile concrete plants inside the airport terminal with a capacity of 50 cubic meters per hour.
The Gregorio Luperón International Airport is one of the main air terminals in the country, serving the North coast.
Its entry into operation was key to the country’s tourism development. It is located about 15 minutes from the city of San Felipe de Puerto Plata, ten minutes from Sosua and approximately 25 minutes from Cabarete.