AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

May 25, 2015

NOTICE TO AIRPORT USERS
PROPOSED AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Truckee Tahoe Airport
Posted May 6, 2015

Project Description and Justification

As per Order 5100.38D Section 3-20 Consultation with Airport Users. Truckee Tahoe Airport proposes to request Airport Improvement Program Grant funds for the following Projects. While this notification does not require users to provide input or agree with the proposed projects, the airport is providing a reasonable opportunity for users to provide input to the proposals listed below.

Project 1: Saw and Seal Supplemental Joints – Runway 2-20 and Taxiway G (61,500 ln. ft.) –With airports in the higher altitudes of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, large temperature changes occur between night and day in both summer and winter. These large temperature changes cause thermal stresses to build up in the asphalt pavement section, which generally results in cracking of the pavements, both longitudinal and transverse. To minimize this thermal cracking, a joint pattern was sawed and sealed in the pavements on Runway 2-20 and Taxiway G with 25-foot transverse and longitudinal joint spacing. Studies have shown that with 25-foot joint spacing intermediate cracks will develop between the joints and the existing joints will widen beyond tolerable limits. To prevent this intermediate cracking it is proposed in this project to saw and seal additional joints to create a joint pattern with 12 to 15 foot longitudinal and transverse joint spacing.

Project Date: Construction is scheduled to occur in the summer of 2015.

Impacts: Construction is scheduled to last 25 working days. Runway 2-20 and Taxiway G will be closed to aircraft traffic during this period. There will be no other restrictions at the airport and it will remain open during construction.

Total Project Cost: $528,000 with 90% funding through FAA Airport Improvement Grant.

Project 2 – Reclamite Seal – Runway 2-20 and Taxiway G, Hangars L and M, and Warehouse Area Taxilane (108,000 sq. yd.) - The surface of these pavements is beginning to show moderate to severe weathering and raveling. It is proposed to place an asphalt-rejuvenating agent on the paved surfaces to help protect these surfaces from weathering

Project Date: Construction is scheduled to occur in the summer of 2015.

Impacts: Construction is scheduled to last 10 working days. Runway 2-20 and Taxiway G will be closed to aircraft traffic during this period. Aircraft movement from Hangars L and M and the Warehouse Area Taxilane to the runway will have some restrictions. There will be no other restrictions at the airport and it will remain open during construction.

Total Project Cost: $255,000 with 90% funding through FAA Airport Improvement Grants.

Project 3 – Reconstruct Hangar Taxilanes West G and GH (111,720 sq. ft.) –The PMMP has indicated that under forecast loadings the pavement section on Hangar Taxilanes West G and GH is adequate to support the forecast aircraft without causing deep-seated failure within 20+ years. The surface bituminous surface course pavement has shown serious block cracking and cracking at the paving joints caused mainly by large changes in temperature that occur between day and night and summer and winter. These large temperature changes cause thermal stresses to build up in the asphalt pavement section, which results in formation of the cracks. It is proposed in this project to reconstruct the section by pulverizing, excavating, and stockpiling the existing asphalt and aggregate base. The subgrade will then be excavated to new subgrade level and scarified and recompacted to a depth of 6 inches. The stockpiled pulverized AC and AB will then be placed as aggregate subbase course and then 6 inches of aggregate base course and 3 inches of bituminous surface course will be placed. New airfield markings will be installed. The existing slot drain has been damaged and has deteriorated to a point where it is a hazard to aircraft tires. This drain will be removed and replaced with a concrete surface around the inlet of the slot drain to protect it from damage caused by snowplow operations.

Project Date: Construction is scheduled to occur in the summer of 2015.

Impacts: Construction is scheduled to last 40 working days. Aircraft movement from Taxilanes West G and GH to the runway will have some restrictions. There will be no other restrictions at the airport and it will remain open during construction.

Total Project Cost: $1,030,000 with 90% funding through FAA Airport Improvement Grants.

Project 4 – Reconstruct Taxiways A (Sta. 28+00 to 72+00), F, H, U, and J (360,460 sq. ft.) – The Pavement Maintenance Management Plan (PMMP) prepared for Truckee Tahoe Airport shows that the pavement on Taxiways A (Sta. 28+00 to 72+00), F, H, U & J will fail from deep-seated distress by 2020 if forecast traffic is realized. In order to avoid complete subgrade failure, it is recommended to reconstruct or strengthen a pavement 1 to 3 years before deep-seated failure. As a result, by 2015 the pavement on Taxiways A (Sta. 28+00 to 72+00), F, H, U & J will need to be reconstructed. This reconstruction will include pulverizing and recompacting the existing asphalt and aggregate base course and placing 4 inches of new crushed aggregate base course and 3 inches of new bituminous surface course. This will result in raising the taxiway grade 7 inches, which will require the adjacent lights and signs to be raised to new grade. In addition, new airfield markings will be installed. Shoulder grading will also be required to accommodate the raised grade of the section.

Project Date: Construction is scheduled to occur in the summer of 2015.

Impacts: Construction is scheduled to last 60 working days. Taxiway A from Station 28+00 to Station 72+00 and Taxiways F, H, U, and J will be closed during the construction of this project. There will be no other restrictions at the airport and it will remain open during construction.

Total Project Cost: $2,376,000 with 90% funding through FAA Airport Improvement Grants.

Project 5: Engineering for the Reconstruction of the South Jet Apron (113,500 sq. ft.) – The Pavement Maintenance Management Plan (PMMP) prepared for Truckee Tahoe Airport shows that the pavement on the South Jet Apron will fail under forecast traffic from deep-seated distress by 2018. In order to avoid complete subgrade failure, it is recommended to reconstruct or strengthen a pavement 1 to 3 years before deep-seated failure. As a result, by 2016 the pavement on the South Jet Apron will need to be reconstructed. The reconstruction will include pulverizing, excavating, and stockpiling the existing asphalt and aggregate base. The subgrade will then be excavated to new subgrade level and scarified and recompacted to a depth of 6 inches. The stockpiled pulverized AC and AB will then be placed as aggregate subbase course and then 6 inches of aggregate base course and 3 inches of bituminous surface course will be placed. New airfield markings will be installed.

Projgect Date: Enigneering for the project is expected to be completed by the Spring of 2016.

Impacts: There will be no impacts to airport operations due to this project.

Total Project Cost: $75,000 with 90% funding through FAA Airport Improvement Grants.

Comments or Questions:

Coments or questions must be received by June 3, 2015. Comments or questions on this notice should be directed to:

Mr. Kevin Smith, General Manager
Truckee-Tahoe Airport
10356 Truckee Airport Road
Truckee, California 96161
(530) 587-4119, Extension 105
Via e-mail at: kevin.smith@truckeetahoeairport.com