BOB HOPE AIRPORT ? The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority unanimously approved a runway rehabilitation project on Monday, awarding a $10.3-million contract to Sully Miller Contracting Co. to break ground on the project this summer.
The average life of a runway is about 10 years, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
It's been about that long since Bob Hope's were repaved, airport authority Commissioner Charlie Lombardo said.
"It's been about 10 years since we last repaved," Lombardo said. "We definitely need repaving, especially at the beginning of each runway. It's a bumpy ride and you really notice it too."
Lombardo said the time was right to rehabilitate the runway, despite escalating construction costs.
To rehabilitate the runway, contractors will remove the top surface of the pavement and replace it with a fresh layer of asphalt, Gill said. The work will be performed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., with construction affecting only one runway at a time, Gill said.