EAGLE RIVER UNION AIRPORT MASTER PLAN
Effective airport planning ensures that an airport is developed in a logical manner that coincides with the demand for facilities. This Master Plan has been undertaken to update previous planning efforts for the airport and to ensure that the planning recommendations and alternatives are consistent with the current and future needs of the airport.
Pavement design – 4” new Bituminous Pavement Type E-3, over pulverized existing bituminous and existing base course, for +/-12” of base course. This reconstruction method will raise the grade of the runway 4 inches and will necessitate re-grading the safety area adjacent to the runway to maintain FAA criteria for cross-slope.
Airport Layout Plan updates and runway design approval by FAA early 2016.
- Bid documents prepared and published July 2016.
- Bids reviewed and accepted August 18, 2016. Bid awarded to Northeast Asphalt, Greenville, WI – $1,449,068.10
- Receipt of FAA discretionary grant funds September 23, 2016.
- Construction to begin as early as practicable in Spring 2017 (no later than May 15, 2017)
- Runway 13/31 to remain open for majority of project timeline.
- Entire airport closed to traffic mid-August for approximately 3-weeks to work on runway intersections.
- Runways usable mid-September.
This runway reconstruction project will provide the Eagle River Union Airport and airport users with a smooth and strengthened (dual wheel – 50,000 lbs) surface capable of handling 95% of existing aircraft that presently use the airport. The expected lifetime of this investment is 40 years and is estimated to cost $2.3 million. The Federal Aviation Administration provides 90%, the State of WI provides 5%, and the Airport provides 5% of the funding.