Project # CFAPT00491 / AIP 3-02-0122-XXX-2022
January 26, 2022
The project Environmental Assessment is complete and is available for public review from the Documents page.
November 22, 2021
The comment period for the project’s second Online Open House closed on November 21, 2021. The project team received valuable comments during the project’s two public open house meetings, and have incorporated many of those comments into the project scope and design. Major changes to the project based on public input include the following:
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is proposing a project to rehabilitate and improve the Homer Airport and associated airport facilities. The project will make improvements to the runway, taxiways, General Aviation Apron, lighting, and drainage structures; expand or construct new taxiways, aprons, and service roads; remove obstructions to the runway Object Free Area (OFA); and perform ancillary work associated with the proposed improvements.
The Homer Airport is a state-owned, public-use, primary commercial service airport serving the southern Kenai Peninsula and eastern Cook Inlet. The airport receives scheduled passenger and cargo service, with approximately 53,000 annual aircraft operations for all operation types including commercial, air taxi, general aviation, and military. Airport facilities include a 6,701-foot-long by 150-foot-wide asphalt runway, passenger terminal, lighted helipad, flight service station, and floatplane facilities. The Homer Airport consists of 1,042 acres with 294 of these designated as state critical habitat (the Homer Airport Critical Habitat Area).
The DOT&PF is considering the following improvements: