Dibble recently began an on-call partnership with Mineral County Memorial Airport. The airport is a general aviation airport that serves the area’s residents and tourists. Located in the Rocky Mountains, the area has a rich history of silver mining and ghost towns and offers pristine mountain scenery with countless opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation.
To date, we have provided bidding and construction support for the Runway 7/25 rehabilitation and are currently working on the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) update.
Runway 7/25 Bidding Support and Construction Administration
Dibble provided bidding support and construction administration/observation services for the reconstruction of Mineral County Memorial Airport’s Runway 7/25. Runway 7/25 is the airport’s single asphalt runway, at a length of 6,880 feet. The project involved the reconstruction of Runway 7/25, including pavement removal, grading, pavement construction, and markings. The project was funded with grant funds from the Colorado Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics.
Dibble staff were onsite daily and coordinated weekly construction meetings, review of material shop drawings, requests for information (RFIs), contractor submittals, pay applications, contract modifications, and project closeout support.
Mineral County Memorial Airport’s last ALP was completed in 2005. As the Federal Aviation Administration recommends that ALPs should be updated at least every 10 years, the airport’s ALP needed to be updated. Dibble is currently updating the airport’s ALP, which depicts the planned development at the airport for a 20-year planning period.
The ALP includes an inventory of existing conditions, including onsite airport facilities, land use and zoning, climate and wind data, and environmental resources. The team is working to develop aviation activity forecasts and determine future requirements for the airport’s airside and landside facilities. The ALP also includes a proposed development plan and implementation plan, which details all proposed airport improvement projects along with costs and potential sources of funding. Deliverables include the ALP drawing set that depicts existing and recommended airport development, along with the final report.