KEARNEY, Neb. — Kearney Regional Airport will begin expansion soon after a City Council vote Tuesday to accept bids on construction of a new hangar and an aircraft rescue and firefighting facility.
The council voted to accept Sampson Construction Co.'s bid of $1.67 million to construct the aircraft rescue and firefighting facility and Seneca Cos.' bid of $1.26 million to construct the hangar. City Manager Mike Morgan said work on the hangar would begin as soon as weather permits.
Work on the aircraft rescue and firefighting facility requires consent from the Federal Aviation Association, which Morgan said the city would obtain. That building will have an administration area, day room, shower facilities and three truck bays.
Morgan said both projects should be complete by summer's end.
— World-Herald News Service