Lamar Airport Construction Project Underway

Section of the Hardstand on apron at Airport


Equipment constructing hardstand at Lamar Airport

The City of Lamar received a $430,000 grant from the Colorado Aeronautical Board for the construction of a concrete heavy aircraft tie down area (hardstand) and asphalt paving on the airport apron to improve water drainage. $387,000 is coming from CDOT and the city is contributing ten percent of the project, $43,000 in various in-kind donations. The city will construct a concrete fuel containment structure at the fuel farm as well as trench drains to control surface runoff between the hangars.

Because Carder Construction turned in a low bid and the city’s in-kind contributions were less than estimated, CDOT authorized up to $250,000 in additional funding. A second concrete hardstand is being constructed ahead of the schedule, which called for the second phase to be completed in 2013. The city’s in-kind contribution will come to $4,124. The bid was awarded to Carder Construction this past September.

CDOT has also expanded their plans for directional signage to the airport. Signs will be set up at the intersection of Main and Oak Streets as well as three signs along Main Street and Olive Street, several blocks away from the Oak Street intersection to provide additional directions to area travelers.

By Russ Baldwin

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