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City Council Approves MGW Runway Extension Phase 2 Bid Acceptance, upon Contingency

During the July 20, 2021 Morgantown City Council Meeting, the MGW Runway Extension Project team asked Council to approve their selection of a Phase 2 bid from Select Excavating.

Morgantown Mayor Jenny Selin introduced the item on the agenda, City Manager A. Kim Haws delivered details on the initiative, and Morgantown Municipal Airport Director Jonathon Vrabel provided additional information on the proposed bid acceptance. The council then voted, and the motion to accept the Phase 2 bid passed 6-0.

At the recommendation of project manager Michael Baker International, the MGW Runway Extension Project team accepted a bid from Select Excavating for Phase 2 of the Runway Extension Project. Their offer came in at $2,374,080.

The bid acceptance is contingent upon receipt of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding. Continuing their contribution percentage from the previous year, the FAA is matching 100% of funds for Phase 2 of the project. Funds are expected to arrive in September or October 2021.

While FAA funds have not yet been received, accepting this contract allows the contractor to move forward with their project plan and releases bid bonds from other bidders.

Phase 2 construction is anticipated to begin in Fall 2021.

Interested in learning more about the MGW Runway Extension Project? Check out project updates here.

MGW serves North Central West Virginia and surrounding areas. It offers daily flights, operated by Southern Airways Express, to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Pennsylvania.