Grant: $1,075,069 - Federal Aviation Administration - Jun. 15, 2009
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Award Description: Rehabilitate Runway 17/35 (approximately 75'x3,599')
Project Description: Rehabilitated runway - Concrete overlay of existing runway by placing 3 inches of gravel and 5 inches of concrete to replace runway asphalt surface. The shoulders were re-graded due to the raised concrete surface. Shoulders were filled with black dirt and seeded.
Infrastructure Description: Funding was used to resurface runway 17/35 with a concrete overlay. The runway pavement condition had been identified as a concern by the FAA. The existing runway was built in the 1960?s and has been resurfaced once since its construction nearly 50 years ago. Three inches of gravel were placed on the deteriorated asphalt surface. The gravel was then covered by 5 inches of concrete to complete the white coating of the runway. The shoulders along the runway were graded to the new elevation and the area was seeded. The decision to resurface the runway with concrete instead of bituminous should also extend the life of the runway. The need for this project was identified many years ago. Since that time, the project has been included in the Airport Capital Improvement plan. The project never moved forward due to the high cost for the project and the lack of funding. The city could not obtain the necessary funding to complete a project of this proportion without significantly increasing taxes or reducing services. Without the resurfacing of the runway, the airport infrastructure would have deteriorated to the point that the runway would not have been viable or safe for public use. The resurfacing of the runway was essential to the operation of the airport. The estimated lifespan of the resurfaced runway is 40 years. The grant provided for long-term infrastructure improvements that will ensure the continued operation of a vital transportation link for the community. The project created or sustained 7.36 full time equivalent construction jobs that helped assist local contractors and material suppliers during this economic recovery. The grant is an investment in the state transportation infrastructure and will continue to provide economic benefits for the region. Companies that currently rely on the operation of the airport will not be required to find alternate resources for their transportation needs. The opportunities for air traffic will retain business in the region and help sustain the local economy.
Jobs Summary: Construction, laborer, light and heavy equipment operator, truck driver, concrete finisher and bituminous paver operator. (Total jobs reported: 7)
Project Status: Completed
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