Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project

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Source: City of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) will begin work April 8 on the 7/25 runway rehabilitation project, which will remove the existing grooved surface, fill pavement cracks and add a new asphalt surface on the 6,052-foot main runway. The last time the main runway was resurfaced was in 2006.

The first phase of rehabilitation will occur April 8 – May 25, which will require the runway be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  The second phase of rehabilitation will occur June 10 – July 6 and require the runway to be closed from midnight to 6:00 a.m.

During the entire rehabilitation period, the 5:30 a.m. United Airlines departure flight to Denver will be temporarily unavailable until the end of the project. The 8:15 a.m., 1:25 p.m., and 5:35 p.m. flights to Denver will still be available. Additionally, the 5:45 a.m. flight to Los Angeles will be temporally unavailable but the 6:00 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 1:40 p.m. and 4:52 p.m. to Los Angeles will remain as scheduled.

Granite Construction was awarded the rehabilitation bid at a cost of $7,748,991 for the entire project. The Federal Aviation Administration is funding the rehabilitation, with airport's operating fund and capital fund contributing a small portion (approximately 9%) of the overall amount. No local tax dollars are being applied to the project.

“We are happy to have the rehabilitation underway,” stated Hazel Johns, airport director. “This project not only improves and protects our main runway for years to come, it provides significant economic impact for the region.”

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tagdes Apr 08, 2018 09:20 AM
Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project

The thickness is .15' for an overlay. The aggregate in the AC is 1/2". Granite did the airport in '06 so 12 years for a rehab or overlay that's designed for 10 years seems pretty good to me. Haven't noticed any of the newer freeway overlays falling apart but with over 100 times more heavy truck traffic from the debris flow going on for months I suppose it could be taking a toll on the roadway.

a-1556282902 Apr 07, 2018 10:05 PM
Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project

So long as this project doesn't involve "reclaiming" any part of the adjacent wetlands and paving that over, I'm okay with this.

mattyboy Apr 07, 2018 12:39 PM
Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project

Isn't Granite the same company that has done a lot of the freeway around here? TERRIBLE. It's already falling apart. What thickness is the asphalt, half an inch?

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