BLUE RIDGE REGIONAL AIRPORT
Airport Road Relocation & Runway Extension Design
A state-maintained roadway must be relocated to accommodate the new runway and air protection zones. Throughout design, our team has prioritized constructability and value engineering. Multiple road layouts were analyzed to minimize curves and keep construction costs down.
Additionally, the project design presents phasing options with bid alternates to give flexibility during bid and award to make best use of available funding.
Grant coordination has been key throughout the entire process. Though the Airport has been able to utilize local and state funds to expedite the timeline of construction, all FAA grant assurances must be adhered to in order to enable future reimbursement and funding of the construction phase. Key to this coordination has been budgeting and cost estimating due to the FAA’s Benefit Cost Analysis requirements.