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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