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    Canyonlands Field Airport executives, consultants and contractors held a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 16 celebrating the completion of the $9.3 million taxiway and apron reconstruction project.

    Airport Director Andy Solsvig at a ribbon cutting ceremony with two other people.
    Mitch Peterson of LeGrand Johnson, left, and Armstrong Consulting’s Eric Rivera, middle, join Canyonlands Field Airport Director Andy Solsvig at a ribbon cutting ceremony July 16. Courtesy photo

    Local government pitched in $490,000 to account for 5% of the funding, with the remainder coming from federal grants.

    Solsvig said 50,000 cubic yards was excavated to make way for 40,000 cubic yards of reconstructed pavement, 13,000 cubic yards of subbase material, 7,000 cubic yards of base course, 2,500 cubic yards of concrete, 19,000 tons of hot mix asphalt, and 22,000 square feet of paint markings.

    Solsvig thanked airport tenants and staff “for everyone’s continued coordination and communication,” Armstrong Consultants and subcontractors for the project oversight they performed, as well as LeGrand Johnson and project subcontractors for the “dedication, time commitment and great job throughout the project,” which ended on time and under budget.

    “This team did a great job,” said Solsvig, “working six days a week with 12-hour days, including some overnight paving, in a four-month period. The dedication and commitment without any major hang-ups, is something to be proud of and an example of a successful project.”

    The taxiway Alpha portion of the project included the full reconstruction from Alpha two (A2) up to Alpha six (A6) in order to remove subbase material and mix the shale layers with good dirt for a stronger compaction, said Solsvig. Drain inlets were installed to allow for the removal of moisture under paved surfaces. The asphalt is now comfortably capable of supporting Category II aircraft which includes Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft and other jets with 50, 70 or up to 90 seats, said Solsvig.

    The apron portion of the project included a large space adjacent to the terminal building for commercial air carrier and general aviation operations. The strength of concrete allows heavier aircraft to park in position without the concern of heated asphalt molding around the weight of aircraft tires. The concrete is roughly 12 inches thick with the space large enough to park several aircraft in the area at a time.

    There was minimal inconvenience to operations and aircraft during the project as it was phased into three steps to allow the closing and reopening of certain areas so aircraft could be moved.

    “The project went very smoothly overall with a few rain delays,” said Solsvig. “The nice weather helped keep progress moving forward while the flexibility of airport management and tenants expedited the completion date.”

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