St Helena Airport: the gorge has reached new heights!

July 18, 2013 in News

The construction of St Helena Airport has reached new heights as the gorge being raised to carry parts of the runway has hit a new milestone. After a staggering 67,730 truckloads of earth, the gorge which currently stands at 235m above sea level, is roughly 25% completed. The construction team have done an excellent job so far, working a total of 61 dayshifts and 54 nightshifts, trucks having travelled a whopping accumulated 206,250 miles.

Excavation for the terminal and combined building is 80% completed and construction will commence in August 2013. The pictures below show the latest steps in the development. St Helena Airport is due to be completed in 2016.