News Release - September 12, 2000
LA RONGE AIRPORT LIGHTS UP
The lighting system at the La Ronge Airport is about to be upgraded to improve
safety at this northern airport.
The improved lighting system will enhance visibility on the runways and aprons
through the upgrading and installation of floodlights, lighting control systems
and an edge light system.
"To ensure the safety of aircraft using the La Ronge Airport, it was necessary
to make extensive improvements," Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard
This $700,000 project, which is administered by Saskatchewan Highways and
Transportation and funded by Transport Canada under the Airport Capital
Assistance Program, is anticipated to begin shortly and should be completed by
the end of November. Completion of this job will require an estimated 10 full-
Janus Projects Ltd. was awarded the lighting rehabilitation project as the
lowest of five bidders. In addition to the lighting project, the airport will
also be resurfaced under a separate contract. The resurfacing will be
completed by late summer of 2001 at a cost of approximately $4 million.
For more information, contact
Rock Gorlick, Director
Phone: (306) 933-5225