RUNWAY IMPROVEMENT MEANS MONEY IN KALAMAZOO

The recent $2.7 million project to improve the landing facilities is indicative of the continual effort necessary to maintain the city's commitment to provide excellent air carrier service and airport facilities to a five-county area. Justification for the commitment lies in the recognition of the airport and the aviation industry as an important part of the local economy. In order to provide new Jet service to Kalamazoo, it was necessary to lengthen the 5,300 ft. main runway to 6,500 ft. and place at strengthening overlay over the entire surface. Construction of the improvements was dependent upon the receipt of federal and state grant funds. The total project included other improvements as well such as improving two taxiways and the air carrier aprons; the localizer antenna array was replaced and the location changed to conform with the runway extenions. A "keel section" binder course was placed on the existing pavement. The "design thickness" was placed at the quarter points-halfway on either side of the centerline. A 2-inch bituminous surface course was then placed over the binder course. The extensions are of full-depth asphalt pavements in which the binder and surface courses were placed over a 6-3/4 inch base.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  USA  55403
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Accession Number: 00173820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airport Services Management
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM