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ARRA Funds for Airfield Lighting at NAS JRB New Orleans

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Story Number: NNS090911-11
Release Date: 9/11/2009 3:13:00 PM

From Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded Atlantic Electric, LLC, of North Charleston, S.C. a $14.9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded project for the repair and replacement of airfield lighting at Naval Air Station (NAS) New Orleans Joint Reserve Base (JRB) on Aug. 28.

"The improvements will bolster the station as a humanitarian hub - a role it played after Hurricane Katrina," said Cmdr. Christopher Barcomb, NAS JRB New Orleans operations officer. "The new lighting will significantly improve their ability to get back into this airport after a storm."

The work provides for the demolition and replacement of runway lights, guidance signs, taxiway lights with LED, transformers/pads, all new electrical conduits and circuits, main 5kv feed, control panels, threshold lights, wave off lights, handholds, vaults, helipad lighting system and wind socks.

The proposed new construction will also consist of repaving shoulders on runway 4-22, runway 14-32, taxiways A, B, J and K along with adjacent shoulder areas to provide positive drainage runoff.

Portions of some runway and taxiway areas themselves will require demolition and replacement.

Work for this project is expected to be completed by April 2011.

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