Gatwick runway to be resurfaced

The marathon task of resurfacing the runway at Gatwick is set to begin next March after the airport announced the resurfacing contract had been awarded to civil engineering contractor VolkerFitzpatrick.

At 400,000m2 – the area of 100 football pitches – the runway’s surface will require approximately 65,000 tonnes of asphalt.

As the world’s busiest single runway airport, handling up to 53 flights per hour, work will be carried out during the night with about 130 metres of runway being resurfaced at a time. In addition to resurfacing, the runway’s drainage will be updated and the runway and taxiway lights will be replaced at the same time

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