Dunsmuir Runway Reconstruction Highlighted in Airport Improvement
Kevin Fix and Heath Hildebrandt Discuss Project that Promotes Safe Airport Operations
Located in Dunsmuir, CA, the 126-acre Dunsmuir Municipal-Mott Airport’s single runway had aged pavement, a significant obstruction, and a lack of visibility that hindered safe operations. Kimley-Horn initially performed a Pavement Condition Index to assess the distresses on the runway and then was chosen by the airport to design improvements. Striving for cost-effective and sustainable processes, project manager Heath Hildebrandt, P.E., and project engineer Kevin Fix, P.E., spoke with Airport Improvement about the project and how they utilized recycled asphalt for runway reconstruction.
The Dunsmuir Municipal-Mott Airport opened again to the public in August 2021 with a reconstructed runway and a new design for enhanced landing visibility through the addition of edge stripes and reflectors. The runway improvements will provide further support for firefighting helicopter activities at the airport and allow visitors and locals to fly with increased safety on takeoffs and landings.
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