Scottsdale Airport is the epicenter of a pair of projects whereas the City Council gave the green light to move forward earlier this summer.
The Scottsdale City Council approved on consent a contract for the Delta Apron Rehabilitation and Improvements Project. Council also approved on consent a construction manager at-risk design phase services contract for the airport’s runway rehabilitation project.
Both approvals came at the July 1 Scottsdale City Council meeting. Scottsdale Airport sits at 15000 N. Airport Drive.
The Delta apron project’s contract is for $736,703.25 to Combs Construction, Inc. That amount will cover three different components of the overall project, a city staff report states.
The first piece consists of the removal of pavement from taxiway A2 connector to the apron, reconstruction of a new apron connector between taxiways A2 and A3, taxiway lighting improvements, drainage improvements and reconstruction of the airport service road next to the project’s location. This all is phase two of the apron rehabilitation project.
The second component includes improvements to taxiway C, which includes removal and replacement of the pavement and sub-grade repairs. The third piece includes taxiway B5 pavement repair and drainage improvements to correct water pooling on the pavement after rainstorms.
City staff estimate this project will take 48 days and will begin in late August.
The city will use grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration to cover the $506,536 for the first component of the project. The rest of the funding will come from the aviation enterprise fund since the other two components are not grant eligible.
The CMAR design-phase services contract is for $112,539.00 and will go to J. Banicki Construction, Inc. The company will provide supplemental design, prepare cost estimates, conduct value engineering, perform constructibility reviews, identify construction items that may take a long time to purchase, prepare schedules, perform subcontractor bidding and set a guaranteed maximum price proposal.
All this will center around a development plan that plans to remove three inches of pavement on the runway surface and placing back five inches. Plans also call for replacing the shoulders and blast pads on the sides and ends of the runway as well as adjusting airfield lighting to match the higher grade of the runway.
City staff plan on bringing forth a construction contract next spring. Staff anticipates when construction gets underway, the runway will close for four weeks.
City staff claim this rehabilitation is needed to “compensate for the older layers of the runway and will result in a new surface that will last for at least 20 years.”
City staff anticipate a grant from the Arizona Department of Transportation will fund 90% of the project with the aviation enterprise fund covering the outstanding amount. City staff are anticipating both the design and the construction to cost about $10 million. Staff say a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to cover 95% of the construction costs.