GRAND JUNCITON REGIONAL AIRPORT
Airport Development. This project will consist of reconstructing a portion of the existing general aviation ramp at the Grand Junction Regional Airport in order to provide a safe and adequate aircraft parking area for the existing Fixed Based Operator (FBO) and other associated hangars up to Taxiway A. In certain areas, the condition of the existing concrete apron has deteriorated beyond repair and is in need of full replacement of the failed pavement. The existing general aviation apron will be reconstructed to replace concrete that has been deteriorated by alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) and pavement that is not adequate for current airfield needs. The reconstruction of the general aviation apron will improve approximately 63,000 square yards of the existing general aviation apron. Stormwater infrastructure, including trench drain, storm pipe, inlets and manholes will be constructed as needed, to properly drain the proposed ramp. The limits of this project will be from approximate Station 15+75 to Station 31+50, between 435 feet Left of centerline to 840 feet Left of centerline of Runway 11/29 Centerline, and will include the tie-in to Taxiway A and the adjacent apron areas. This project is a high priority, since its completion will improve the safety of air operations on the apron, by significantly reducing the amount of foreign object debris (FOD) on the general aviation ramp. In addition, a thicker concrete section for part of the general aviation ramp will eliminate grooving and rutting caused by larger aircraft. The proposed apron reconstruction was recommended as Item No. 11 "General Aviation Ramp Rehab. Phase II (ASR)" on the submitted Fifteen Year Capital Improvement Plan, dated September 18, 2008. New useful life is approximately 30 years.