Umatilla Municipal Airport Partial Parallel Taxiway and Aircraft Parking Apron
C&S designed a 500-foot-long parallel taxiway from the existing terminal building north to the end of Runway 19 and an adjacent 5,000-square-yard aircraft parking apron under a five-year continuing services agreement. This airfield project greatly enhances safety and efficiency since was previously no parallel taxiway system at the airport, resulting in aircraft back taxiing on the runway on a daily basis. The existing turf aircraft tie-down area was displaced by construction of the new taxiway. This project addressed the needs for aircraft parking with the design of a paved aircraft parking apron to accommodate light aircraft. The apron was designed to allow expansion based on future growth of the airport. Taxiway lighting and marking, along with required stormwater permitting through the St. Johns River Water Management District, were also included in this project. The city received funding assistance for this project through a FAA AIP grant for 95% and a FDOT JPA for 4%, leaving the local share at only 1% of project cost. C&S also provided full-time project inspection and construction administration services.