Drivers who frequent N.M. 502 probably have probably encountered huge dump trucks lumbering up the Main Hill Road and turning off onto a side dirt road near Los Alamos Airport. The activity is part of the work that’s being done to the airport’s runway.
The project involves two phases, said Mike Harris, field representative for Delta Airport Consultants, Inc. The runway is being extended and then rehabilitated.
The total cost of the project is $6.5 million. To pay for the project, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and State Aviation Department are contributing $6,337,500 and the county is paying $162,000.
Kiewit is the contractor hired to do the work.