Restoration work to begin on Jersey's runway

Jersey Airport Runway
The work will only take place overnight to avoid impacting daily operations. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Restoration work on the runway at Jersey Airport is due to begin tomorrow (13 July).

Specialist engineers will drill into the surface to test its "continuing viability" and will start at the western end.

A preservative will also be laid on the entire length of the runway to ensure there is enough friction to allow larger aircrafts to land in the future.

The work will only take place overnight to avoid disrupting flights during the day.

Contractors will work within agreed noise limits six nights a week, between 9:30pm and 6am, other than on Sunday nights into Monday mornings.

The work costs a million pounds and is expected to take eight weeks.

Ports of Jersey says work will not affect the emergency medical flights that may be needed outside of normal airport opening hours.

More information about the project can be found online.