$32 Million Contract Will Rehabilitate Runway and Enhance
Airfield Infrastructure

(January 4, 2024) – The Maryland Board of Public Works yesterday unanimously approved a
contract for a comprehensive pavement rehabilitation project for the runway at Martin State
Airport in Middle River, Baltimore County. The Board, chaired by Governor Wes Moore and
including Comptroller Brooke Lierman and Chief Deputy Treasurer Jon Martin, approved the
nearly $32 million contract that will replace pavement and enhance the airport runway, improve
taxiway connections and upgrade electrical components, including the installation of LED
airfield lighting and signage.

“This investment by the Board of Public Works paves the way for a significant advancement in
economic development at Martin State Airport,” said Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul
Wiedefeld. “The rehabilitation project will bring important improvements to the airport and
ensure it is better equipped to meet the needs of its customers.”

“We thank the Board of Public Works for this important investment to maintain and improve the
airfield at Martin State Airport, a critical part of the Maryland aviation system,” said Ricky
Smith, Executive Director/CEO of the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland
Aviation Administration. “This work will help ensure a safe, efficient airport that meets the
highest standards for our customers and partners.”

P. Flanigan and Sons Inc. of Baltimore was awarded the construction contract. A 21%
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation goal was established for the contract. The
preliminary schedule calls for the airfield work at Martin State to begin in the spring.
Construction is expected to last for approximately 255 days.

Martin State Airport is a general aviation airport that supports a variety of services, including
corporate and private aviation, flight schools, law enforcement and the Maryland Air National
Guard. Martin State is designated as a reliever airport by the Federal Aviation Administration
that helps divert general aviation activities from commercial operations at BWI Thurgood
Marshall Airport.

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