Strengthen the airports secondary crosswind runway
Investments will be made to improve the efficiency of Runway 06-24, which serves as the alternative approach and departure path for diversion flights during inclement weather;
Stantec is also working on the South Naknek Runway Resurfacing project; DOT&PF's in-house design time is providing design services for the project that includes resurfacing of the existing main runway, crosswind runway
, taxiways, and apron.
He estimates one application of potassium acetate could cost $4,000 for its 6,000-foot main runway, and considerably more if the airport has to open its 6,000-foot crosswind runway
The main runway, and the crosswind Runway
07/25 are currently 100ft (31m) wide.
Burns & McDonnell and Alliance Consulting are providing design, bid and construction services for a 4,500-foot-long crosswind runway
including airfield lighting and paved markings, a 450,000-square-foot aviation parking apron, 5 miles of perimeter and access roads, 6 miles of 10-foot-tall wildlife perimeter fencing, and the airfield electrical vault to power airfield lighting.
We'll get so focused on the crosswind runway
operation that we forget we still have to taxi to and from it.
The project will remove the current 3,500-foot crosswind runway
and another 4,500-foot runway and construct a new 5,000-foot runway.
The last major work on the main runway - known as Runway 16R/34L - was in 2005, when the crosswind runway
was replaced by the parallel runway.
Planes used only a short crosswind runway
with air traffic controllers talking pilots through their final approach.
After considering various alternatives, airport planners concluded the best layout would include eliminating one crosswind runway
(6,000 ft), constructing a new, very long, parallel, north/south runway (13,500 ft), and abandoning the six-gate terminal in favor of a new, 12-gate, passenger terminal in a new mid-field location.
Removing 1,000 feet of runway and adding 300 feet, shifting the crosswind runways
to clear existing runway visibility zone obstructions, adding a new runway safety area and pavement markings, and repairing the runway edge are some improvements included in the Cold Bay Airport Crosswind Runway
This grant will fund the final phase for construction of 400 foot connector Taxiway A4 and 950 foot connector Taxiway B4 to eliminate the need for back taxiing on Runway 3/21 when accessing crosswind Runway