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OU Board of Regents to Meet in Oklahoma City

The Max Westheimer Airport Improvements Project is one of the topics to be discussed by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents at its regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, in Oklahoma City.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Jan. 24, 2017

NORMAN – The Max Westheimer Airport Improvements Project is one of the topics to be discussed by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents at its regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, in Oklahoma City. The Regents also will honor OU President David L. Boren for 50 years of public service with a resolution.

The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Robert M. Bird Library at the OU Health Sciences Center with items submitted by Rogers State University, followed by Cameron University and then OU.

The OU board will discuss the Max Westheimer Airport Improvements Project, which was approved by the Regents in May 2016 as a part of the Campus Master Plan of Capital Improvements Projects for the Norman Campus. Airport improvements include a variety of project types and are slated for possible construction within the five-year period Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2021. The anticipated work includes 1) construct and light new (west) taxiway; 2) rehabilitate any and all airport pavements to include runways, taxiways, taxi-lanes, aprons and ramp areas 3) construct new air traffic control tower; 4) install aircraft wash rack; 5) upgrade security fencing; 6) upgrade security camera system; 7) infrastructure development for north and/or south airport property; 8) update the airport master plan; 9) update the airport layout drawing; 10) expand terminal building parking; 11) reconstruct fuel lane and taxi lane adjacent to south ramp; 12) improve drainage; and 13) install/replace runway/taxiway lights and signs as necessary.

The next meeting of the OU Board of Regents is currently scheduled for March 7 and 8 in Norman.