Stanhope ready for MNR construction
|By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | September 11, 2014
The Haliburton/Stanhope Municipal Airport has been a busy place as of late due to construction that has been underway since August.
To date, improvements to an existing taxiway have been completed and two of the four new airport hangars are nearing completion.
"The taxiway has been reconstructed, aligned, paved and it's useable," said airport manager Cam Loucks in a phone interview on Sept. 8. "The taxiway lighting is about to be installed, and they're just doing some recontouring and ditching of certain areas."
The taxiway will now be in alignment with the new Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) site, which is expected to be finished sometime next year. The 17,000 square foot facility will serve as the MNR's Haliburton base.
The township is also aiming to ensure that the four hangars are ready by Oct. 18.
"The hangar construction and taxiway reconstruction is part of the township project," he said.
For a two-week period, three of the hangars were inaccessible to tenants, who received advanced notice of the construction.
As of Sept. 1, the MNR was able to begin work on their part of the project.
MARK ARIKE is a reporter for The Highlander.