"Modernization is a" deep "as a result of the Russian Air Force will have a modern airport, equipped with the latest equipment," — said Sergey Kalmyks, deputy head of Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State ATS at Spetsstroy Russia," — "Izhevsk and Voronezh State University SDA branches of Spetsstroy Russia began on December 3 removing strips, taxiways and parking areas. Old concrete and asphalt will be crushed and used in road construction at the airport. "
The decision to hold the modernization of the airport in the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation adopted in September. December 3, 2012 General Directorate of roads and airfields in Russia Spetsstroy start dismantling the old runway of the airfield "Volga".
This military facility in the north-western outskirts of Astrakhan has two runways. Until the end of the seventies of the last century the airfield was used not only for military purposes, but also for the implementation of passenger flights. Redeveloped "Southern" runway was commissioned in 1959. For half a century of takeoffs and landings almost completely collapsed and was taken out of service.
By early spring the process of dismantling the old coating must be completed and begin construction of a new modern band with an artificial surface (AAR). It is planned that the total pavement exceeds 515,000 sqm Will be built a new water-waste and drainage network, lighting system.
Start new construction is always fraught with difficulties of domestic nature. In the winter months at the airport will create rotational town for the builders.
Deadline for the first phase of the reconstruction of the airport "Volga" — December 2014
"Volga", now in its ninth airfield, which reconstructs the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State ATS at Spetsstroy Russia."