California Airport Completes Runway Rehab

 - November 15, 2021, 12:33 PM
California's San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport has put the finishing touches on a major rehabilitation project on its primary 6,100-foot Runway 11/29. (Photo: County of San Luis Obispo Airports)

California’s San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport has just completed major rehabilitation project on its main runway and taxiway connectors. The six-month-long, $13.5 million rehab of 6,100-foot Runway 11/29 was covered entirely by FAA AIP grants and completed on time and on budget. Much of the work was completed at night to cause minimal disruption to the airport community. The runway was milled down to four inches, repaved and grooved, along with 10 taxiway connectors.

According to the airport, the scope of the work also included the upgrading of the runway lighting system, including runway edge lights, lighted directional signs, and electrical conductors.

“The runway rehabilitation project required close coordination among many stakeholders, including the airport team, construction and design firms, and our tenants,” said Courtney Johnson, the county’s director of airports. “The entire team did an exceptional job carrying out the project safely, diligently, and with the lowest possible passenger impact.”