Point Hope Runway Realignment
Project No. Z638420000
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is proposing to construct improvements, including a realignment of the runway, at the Point Hope Airport in Point Hope, Alaska. These improvements are necessary to reestablish an adequate Runway Safety Area (RSA) and maintain the existing level maintain the existing level of safe, reliable year round air access to the community of Point Hope.
For the Point Hope Runway Realignment project, ADOT&PF is proposing the following improvements:
- Acquisition of adjacent property for required right-of-way and easements.
- Construction of a realigned paved and marked 4000 ft runway having an orientation of approximately +15 degrees to the existing runway.
- Shifting of the realigned runway thresholds longitudinally 200’ southward.
- Increasing RSA dimensions from their existing 4,400 ft x 120 ft to 4600 ft x 150 ft.
- Realigning the existing taxiway approach to a 90o intersection with the realigned runway.
- Repaving the existing apron and new taxiway alignment.
- Rerouting and extending the current access road to an existing road easement around the south runway end.
- Demolishing decommissioned portions of the existing runway and reutilizing old pavement and embankment material for new construction as practicable.
- Replacing the Visual Approach Slope Indicators (VASIs) with Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPIs).
- Removing the existing Medium Intensity Runway Lighting (MIRL) system and installing a new MIRL system configured to the realigned runway.
- Replacing the existing segmented circle.
- Replacing the existing wind cone.
- Replacing the existing rotating beacon.
- Rehabilitating the existing Snow Removal Equipment Building (SREB).