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Saturday, July 26, 2014
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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

Sonntag said.



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-

time workers.



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.



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For more information, contact



Rock Gorlick, Director

Engineering Projects

Saskatoon

Phone: (306) 933-5225

(cell) 306-227-8013
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