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Port of Skagit Seeks Bids for Major Runway Project
Posted in Skagit Regional Airport on May 7, 2012
Burlington – The Port of Skagit has issued a call for bids for a maintenance and standards project on the main runway at Skagit Regional Airport. The engineer’s estimate for construction of the Runway 10-28 Crown Conversion and Longitudinal Gradient Adjustment is $10 million.
The project is the second in a series of two improvement projects on Runway 10-28 to bring the surface to Federal Aviation Administration pavement standards for a D-II runway (accommodating aircraft with approach speeds 121 up to 166 knots and wingspans up to 79 feet). The first phase, completed last summer, repaired soft spots in the runway by replacing the failed drainage system.
The 2012 construction work will bring the longitudinal gradient at Runway 28 into compliance with standards for Approach Category C & D aircraft and will convert the surface of the runway to a crown section to meet current FAA standards.The 2012 project will include the following major elements:
- The east end of the runway will be raised by approximately five feet, and drainage infrastructure will be installed under this portion.
- The surface of the runway will be paved with multiple asphalt lifts to create the crown configuration. Connector taxiways will be graded and paved to meet the new grades.
- Taxiway B will be realigned to form a 90-degree approach to the runway and a straight connection to Taxiway G. The run-up apron will be relocated to the inside of Taxiway B to be compatible with future development of the adjacent lot.
- The Runway 10-28 lighting system will be replaced with an updated system.
- The airport signage system will be replaced.
The bid opening is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 24 at the port offices. Drawings and Specifications (Contract Documents), Addenda, and Plan Holders List for this project are available through the Port of Skagit Public Works on-line plan room, free of charge. Access is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to: www.bxwa.com and clicking on “Posted Projects,” “Public Works,” “Port of Skagit,” and “Projects Bidding.” Drawings and specifications may also be examined at Port of Skagit, 15400 Airport Drive, Burlington, WA 98233, phone 360-757-0011 or at the offices of the Engineer, Precision Approach Engineering Inc., 119 Grand Avenue, Suite D, Bellingham, WA 98225, phone 360-733-1567.
The project will make Skagit Regional Airport more compatible with larger business jets that already are operating on Runway 10-28. Operations of these aircraft exceeded 300 in 2010 and are increasing. The Airport Master Plan trend analysis indicates that operations of larger business jets will reach 500 per year in the next three to eight years.