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      Reagan runway gets a facelift

      Starting Monday night, preparations will start for a major rehabilitation project on a runway at Reagan National Airport.

      Runway 1/19 will be completely milled and resurfaced for the first time since 1990. The runway will close down at night through 2011.

      The project work includes:

      Replacing the Runway 1/19 centerline lighting system Milling and re-surfacing the entire 6,869-foot asphalt runway Milling and re-surfacing large portions of a taxiway near Runway 1/19 Shifting one runway safety area 300 feet to the south Replacing the runway approach light pier in the Potomac River Replacing the runway approach light system