The NCWV Airport Runway Safety Project consisted of extending both the
taxiway and runway 800 feet to the north and grading a 1000 foot runway
safety area for the Runway 21 end. Due to the runway extension, the approach slope to the north was graded to provide a departure slope of 40:1.
The total earthwork was approximately 374,000 CY of over approximately 77
acres of disturbed area.
With the runway getting larger and the thresholds
moving, all of the aviation landing equipment including the Glide slope, Malsar lights, Papi, Reil, ASOS, etc had to relocated. The existing runway was also milled and overlaid with a new topping of asphalt. The entire runway was re-striped to accommodate the changes.
The project involved extensive coordination and construction sequencing
with the FAA and airport operations to ensure both the safety and continued
operation of the airport during construction.