VIDEO: Work to Extend Lakewood Airport’s Runway Begins; Airport Will Soon Accommodate Small Corporate Jets
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: The project to reclaim some of the lost length of Lakewood Airport’s runway, has begun. Crews this week began the process of clearing utility poles at the Cedar Bridge Avenue end of the runway to allow about 500 feet of the runway to be recaptured – a project which will ultimately improve the Industrial park by allowing corporate jets to fly into Lakewood.
Lakewood’s Economic Development Director and Director of the Lakewood Airport Steven Reinman, together with the airport’s manager Mathew Applegate today met with TLS to discuss the renovations and what it means to the Industrial Park and to Lakewood in general.
In the exclusive video report, the officials detailed the much anticipated project which will not only be an asset to the businesses in the area, but will also attract more businesses and enhance the value of the Industrial Park.
The runway, says Reinman, is about 3,000 feet long, but has lost about 500-600 feet due to trees, poles and other obstructions which are now being removed to restore the full use of the runway.
Currently, the Lakewood Airport only allows for the Cessna-type air-crafts and the closest airport to allow for those smaller aircrafts, is Monmouth Executive. With the full use of the runway, the airport would be able to accomodate up to 15 passenger seat jets.
Another anticipated improvement soon to come to the airport, is a helipad. Near the helipad, the airport intends to provide parking spaces for corporate helicopters as well as spaces for craft-owners.
The Township also has longer term future plans to renovate the current airport terminal into a proper terminal with a restaurant and other amenities. TLS.