North Apron and Taxilane Connector Project
The first phase of the four-month project will see the construction of a 350-foot new taxilane connector between the north apron and taxiway A between A1 and A2 to reduce congestion and improve safety of aircraft movements on the north apron. Then work will begin on 6 acres of pavement improvements, including rehabilitating and expanding the north apron between the restaurant and eastward to the control tower.
Recent afternoon thunderstorms have slowed down completion of this area. On Monday, the contractor will continue working on the water quality ponds in front of the tower. Also, tie downs will be installed on the western portion of the North Apron.
The concrete ditch on the southern section of the Bravo run-up pad also will be poured next week.
The schedule above is weather-dependent.
A MALSF is the approach lighting system to be installed on the approach end of Runway 27 (east end of airport). The MALSF consists of a 1,700-foot-long array of lights. The runway lighting is controlled by the air traffic control tower from 0700-2300 and can be switched on by the pilot via radio when the tower is closed. MALSF system will consist of the following light fixture components:
- 7 light bars each with 5 steady burning white fixtures
- 5 sequence flashing white fixtures
- Threshold bar of 18 steady burning green fixtures.
Activation is pending the completion of final construction issues and the FAA’s approval and certification of the MALSF system. We anticipate that this process may take a few months.
Town Center CID Aviation Noonday Creek Trail Park
The Board recently approved a proposal by the Town Center Community Improvement District (TCCID) to construct an aviation park on airport property. It is to be located at the corner of Barrett Lakes Boulevard and Cobb Place Boulevard. The approximately three-acre park concept will serve as an observation area for the public to view aircraft landing and taking off, and will also serve as a trail park for Noonday Creek Trail.
TCCID will secure 100 percent of the design and construction costs for development of the proposed aviation park through a combination of TCCID allocated funding and philanthropic contributions to the Town Center Community Alliance.
The new Zagster Bike Rental operation already on the corner of Barrett Lakes Blvd and Cobb Place Boulevard is currently a very popular rental location.
The contractor has completed the majority of the drainage, laid out the parking area, and started erecting structures.