Airport begins summer construction

Recently, the Waterloo Regional Airport started its summer long airfield construction project for the continued airfield development of priority airside pavements and obstruction removal for the approach to Runway 18.

Airport constructionThis $4.85M project, funded in part by the Federal Aviation Administration and the City of Waterloo, will continue to provide pavement reconstruction improvements to areas of the airfield that have shown significant deterioration over decades of natural weathering and aircraft use.

Keith Kaspari, Airport Director at Waterloo Regional Airport provided comment: “The City of Waterloo and Airport staff has identified these improvements for complete pavement reconstructive services to Taxiway Bravo and the Aircraft Charter Parking area (with original construction dating back to World War II – 1944, with minor overlays in 1972 & 1984), in addition to the removal of trees, to the approach to Runway 18, including the Transitionary Surfaces to and mid-field to this runway, and finally, the resealing of existing concrete pavement joints east of the airline passenger terminal building with the goal to extend the life-cycle of this section of pavement for another estimated 20-year period.”

Airport construction 2Kaspari continued, “I would like to thank the Federal Aviation Administration Staff based in Kansas City, MO for allowing Waterloo Regional Airport to transition the prior asphalt pavements in both locations on the airfield, to concrete, allowing an estimated 40 years of service to the City of Waterloo and the aviation community. Weather permitting, all construction work should be completed by the end of September.”