Yakima Air Terminal – McAllister Field is a Design Category C-III airport in Washington State with two active runways: the primary runway 9/27 is 7,600-foot by 150’ wide and the secondary cross wind runway 4/22 is 3,835’ long by 150’ wide. The Primary runway includes a Precision Approach Instrument Landing System. The airfield is also equipped with an AWOS to provide pilots with critical on the ground weather information. Operations include Alaska Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Swiftair, FedEx, UPS, Cub Crafters, Emergency Medical Flights, McAllister Museum, McCormick Air Center (FBO), JR Helicopters, rental cars and significant flight training and sport aircraft activities. In addition, area apple and hops farmers use Yakima Air Terminal as home base for their operations. J-U-B has been the airport engineer for the airport since 2017, providing engineering services consistent with FAA funding requirements.
The following project consisted of the Construction and Engineering services to complete the replacement of the Apron:
West General Aviation Apron
The existing asphalt at Yakima Airport’s West General Aviation Apron began to see significant deterioration. The asphalt surface was rehabilitated as part of this project.
J-U-B designed the replacement of the apron’s.The existing tie-downs were removed and replaced, and design included paving fabric to help reduce future reflective cracking of the new asphalt.
Phasing for this project was an important issue for the Airport tenants to avoid operating around a closed parallel Taxiway A. J-U-B was able to design the project so all work would be limited to the non-movement side of the flight line enabling continuous operation on the parallel taxiway.
This project was completed on time and within budget.