Eureka Airport Runway

Eureka Airport Runway 18/36 Reconstruction

Project Description

Utilizing a grant from the FAA, the County set forth on a project, designed and bid by Lumos, to re-construct/re-profile the full runway, apron, and approach taxiways of the County Airport. All work activities had to be started after Memorial Day weekend and completed before the start of the wildfire season. In other words, the County gave Lumos 21 days to construct the $3.23 million project.

Construction specifications included pulverization of existing improvements, followed by 3″ of FAA specification asphalt on 7% cement treated base. The project progressed with pre-demolition and demolition operations taking place on one end of the runway, as the continuation of Cement Treated Base (CTB) and paving operations took place on the other. Pulverization and CTB operations of the runway allowed for nearly 100,000 square feet of demolition and prepared runway sub structure per day. The contractor moved nearly 20,000 cubic yards of earth, mixed 1,400 tons of cement, placed 11,000 tons of asphalt, and hauled half a million gallons of construction water. As planned, the Eureka County Airport was opened on time, with zero safety incidents, zero change orders, and within budget.