Published on : Saturday, July 26, 2014
This capital improvement project includes the necessary asphalt milling and overlay of the primary runway (Runway 6L‐24R) pavement, including the shoulder pavements and adjustments to the existing in‐pavement and edge lighting fixtures.
FAA design standards have changed over the past few decades and this project will help DAY conform to new guidance.
The project will eliminate multiple profile grade breaks as current guidance requires no grade breaks (i.e. uniform profile slope) in the southwest quarter length of the Runway. Secondly, the project will provide a uniform cross slope to the Runway’s typical cross section ensuring that all portions of the cross slope meet the minimum 1.0% standard for the current approach category. This will improve drainage; provide improved surface friction, thus increasing safety.
While work is being completed to the pavements, other proposed improvements include:
Adjusting the offset spacing for the in‐pavement touch‐down zone lights.
Lighting upgrade to more efficient and longer lasting FAA approved LED style fixtures.
The installation of a new Blast Pad pavement at the approach end of Runway 6L.
With additional and much needed resources, the Airport can continue its efforts and focus on safety by providing the most current infrastructure for safe and efficient air travel operations throughout the local community and as part of the nation’s aviation transportation system.
FAA AIP Entitlement Share: $4,319,758.00
FAA Discretionary Share: $5,905,162.00
Total DAY (City) Share: $1,025,080.00
TOTAL PROJECT: $11,250,000.00