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Runway Resurfacing Underway at RAF Valley

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Work has commenced on a £20 million project to refurbish one of two runways at RAF Valley.

Enabling works, in conjunction with Isle of Anglesey County Council, to the designated access route have begun, as have some small works on the station.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) awarded the contract last month to a joint venture of North Stone and White Mountain. The £20 million contract will refurbish the runway and link taxiways and provide a new section of airside perimeter road, new visual aids, aeronautical lighting and signage. The station is primarily a fast jet training base, with pilots mostly flying Hawk aircraft. The strength of the existing taxiways is sufficient for Hawk aircraft and will be improved during refurbishment for operational use of other aircraft such as Hercules, Tornados and Typhoons.

SOURCE: adsadvance.co.uk