Glendale Airport slated for pavement rehab in October 2020

‘Severely deteriorated’ apron will get a fix ahead of larger reconstruction

Posted 9/22/20

The Glendale Municipal Airport’s apron just east of the control tower will be getting a small rehabilitation next month while waiting for its much larger renovation.

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Glendale Airport slated for pavement rehab in October 2020

‘Severely deteriorated’ apron will get a fix ahead of larger reconstruction

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The Glendale Municipal Airport’s apron just east of the control tower will be getting a small rehabilitation next month while waiting for its much larger renovation.

Airport staff is working with Sunland Asphalt to crack seal and seal coat the area in order to avoid closing the ramp for an extensive period, airport officials report. The city-owned, public-use airport is located at 6801 N. Glen Harbor Blvd., about 7 miles west of the Westgate Entertainment District.

Work is scheduled to take place Oct. 7-10.

“It is usable now, but if it goes much longer it will not be usable,” Glendale Municipal Airport administrator Carl Newman said of the area, described as “severely deteriorated.”

The repairs will fill a number of exposed cracks in the pavement, top the area with a sealant, and then re-stripe the configurations for parked aircraft.

Glendale Municipal Airport hosts 91,000 operations (takeoffs and landings) annually, or an average of almost 250 everyday.

“It’s exactly like the roadway system that you drive on each and everyday,” Mr. Newman explained. “You know how it is when the road is first reconstructed and redone. But over time through use and through the effects of weather - sun, wind, rain, etc. - it eventually deteriorates and has to be replaced.”

The four-day rehab will work in the meantime until the apron can get a more extensive reconstruction on the back-end of the airport’s upcoming five-year capital improvement plan.

In Fiscal Year 2022, the airport will rehabilitate taxiway A (Alpha), the main taxiway that allows aircraft to travel to and from the runway, with a complete build and overlay. The next year will focus on realigning taxiway intersections A4 and A6, plus constructing shoulders on taxiway Alpha. Work will continue in FY 24 when the airport will add runway weather sensors.

Fiscal Year 25 will then see the complete restructuring of the south apron, which will be the focus of next month’s rehab work.

The Glendale Municipal Airport receives funding for airport improvements from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) aeronautical division, and the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) program.

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