The Islip Town Board approved a $890,000 contract for engineering services to rehabilitate the main runway at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma.
Johnson, Kukata & Lucchesi P.C., of Maryland, will conduct engineering and construction inspection on runway 6-24 after getting approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a June 19 resolution.
The town will be reimbursed 90 percent of the project by the FAA and 5 percent by the state, according to the resolution. The remaining 5 percent will be funded by passenger facility charges, the $4.50 fee on every passenger ticket.
The FAA announced in June that the town airport will receive a $14.28 million grant to rehabilitate the 7,000-foot-long runway that has not been completely refurbished in at least 25 years.