The Detroit Free Press reported recently that cracks and flaws in the concrete at Detroit Metro Airport’s $225-million runway, which was added in 2001, are now posing risks and forcing a costly reconstruction.

RS&H is serving as a consultant to the repairs and is advising on the application for a federal grant to pay for part of the cost. The potential danger from deteriorating concrete is risky to any airplane taking off or landing on the runway.

“The exact price tag is not yet known, but it should come in much cheaper than the original cost because it’s not a wholesale replacement,” said RS&H’s Jeffrey Warkoski, who told the Free Press that similar repairs at Denver International Airport have cost $10 million to $30 million per runway.

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