Richland Airport is a Design Category B-II airport with two 4,000-foot runways. Operations include Zero Gravity, Life Flight Network Operations, a fixed base operator and significant flight training and sport aircraft activities. In addition, area cherry farmers use Richland Airport as home base for helicopter operations.
J-U-B has been the airport engineer for the airport since 1999, providing engineering and planning consistent with FAA funding requirements.
The following projects consisted of the Construction and Engineering services to complete two separate pavement and taxilane improvement projects at the Richland Airport. Design for both projects kicked off in June of 2015 with both projects bidding in 2016.
Circle Area Hangar Taxilane included the reconstruction of what is commonly referred to as the Circle Area. The bid package included constructing approximately 20,000 SY of hangar taxilanes and aprons, providing a network of corporate, industrial and general aviation hangar spaces, along with space for a future FBO/Aviation business center. To prepare for the future hangars and buildings, the project included relocating existing power, sanitary sewer, telephone and water lines.
Pavement Rehabilitation involved rehabilitation of various airfield pavements. Crack sealing, seal coating, and re-marking of Airport owned pavement inside the security fence which includes; Runways 8-26 and 1-19, Taxiways A, B, C, and D, the East Area Taxilanes, the Circle Area Parking Apron, the South Apron, and the FBO Apron. In total, approximately 80,000 SY of airport pavement was rehabilitated
Construction on the Circle Area Taxilane was completed in June of 2017 with the Pavement Rehabilitation beginning right after and was completed in August 2017. With Summer events in full swing at the Airport, J-U-B worked closely with airport users, staff, and tenants to create a construction schedule that maximined constructability while reducing impacts.