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Kodiak Airport Apron and Taxiways C, D, and F
Rehabilitation Project

Project # SFAPT00227

Welcome to the website for the Kodiak Airport apron and Taxiways C, D, and F Rehabilitation Project.

Project Overview

Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport (ADQ) is a regional Part 139 hub airport for both public and military use. It accommodates the largest operating U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) installation and is the only base that hosts both aircraft and ships. This USCG base responds to emergencies for the entire Kodiak region and Aleutian Islands. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is proposing maintenance improvements to the Kodiak Airport Facility.

Purpose and Need

The existing facility has experienced a fair amount of deterioration in recent years as its asphalt surfaces approach 20 years of age. Because they are reaching the end of their useful life, the existing pavement structures and airfield lighting are to be replaced. Development of this proposed project would follow a process required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Further information and details can be found below in the Environmental Processes section.

Project Scope

overhead image of Kodiak Airport with indications where the project is involved

NTP 1

  • Reconstruct the apron and Taxiway F.
  • Pave access road driveways on the apron.
  • Replace edge lights, home runs, and transformers on the apron and Taxiway F.
  • Install apron edge lighting on the west end of the apron.
  • Remove and install new storm drainage infrastructure in the vicinity of the apron, including trench drains, structures, and pipe.
  • Install two oil/water separators, one on each side of the apron.

NTP 2

  • Resurface Taxiways C and D with a crowned grade.
  • Extend Taxiway D to the end of Runway 8.
  • Conduct heave repair on Taxiway C and Runway 1/19.
  • Relocate access road that parallels Taxiways C and D to outside the taxiway object-free area (TOFA).
  • Pave access road driveways onto Taxiways C, D, and F to the TOFA back to the gate. Turning radii to Taxiway C will accommodate the largest Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle used.
  • Repair damage from aircraft turning movements at Runway 8.
  • Remove existing connector Taxiway D pavement and reestablish infield grassy areas.
  • Remove existing storm infrastructure and pipes. Install new storm infrastructure and regrade infield areas to Federal Aviation Administration standards.

NTP 3

  • Resurface Runway 11/29 and Taxiway E with a crowned grade.
  • Conduct heave repair on Runway 11/29 and Taxiway E.
  • Pave access road driveways to Runway 11/29 and Taxiway E.
  • Replace edge lights, home runs, and transformers on Runway 11/29 and Taxiway E.
  • Remove existing storm infrastructure and regrade infield areas to Federal Aviation Administration standards.

Environmental Processes

Development of this proposed project would follow a process required by NEPA. Based on project location and scope of work, the required NEPA environmental document is anticipated to be a Focused EA. Possible affected resources include wetlands, waters of the U.S., eagles, endangered species, marine mammals, fish habitat, and cultural or historic properties.

The proposed project would comply with all applicable authorities, including the following:

  • Executive Order (EO)-11988 (Floodplain Management)
  • EO-12898 (Environmental Justice)
  • Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
  • Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Management Act
  • National Historic Preservation Act – Section 106
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act

Project Status

This project design is currently 50% complete. Based on project location and scope of work, the anticipated NEPA environmental document required, a Focused EA, will be developed. To gather local feedback, the project team may schedule and coordinate additional outreach and public involvement specific to this topic.

Project Schedule

The next steps in the process include receiving public feedback and comment through stakeholder and public meetings, furthering the design plan from 25% to 100%, and planning and following all NEPA requirements of the anticipated Focused EA.

With the possibility of the CARES Act construction is anticipated to start as early as spring 2022, with construction anticipated for NTP 1 in 2022, NTP 2 in 2023, and NTP 3 in 2024.

schedule showing parts of the project being implemented over time

Project Funding

The project cost will be approximately $45,000,000. Approximately 95% of this project cost will be funded by the Federal Aviation Administration, with the remaining balance paid by the State of Alaska.

Reference Documents:

  • Fact Sheet
  • FAQs
  • April 22, 2021 Stakeholder Presentation
  • June 2, 2021 Virtual Public Meeting Presentation
  • Project Contacts

    The project team welcomes questions or concerns at any time; please contact info@kodiakairportrehab.com or members of the project team:

    Project Manager
    David Pyeatt, P.E.
    Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Project Manager
    PO Box 112506
    Juneau, AK 99811-2506
    Phone: (907) 465-4490
    Email:  david.pyeatt@alaska.gov

    Engineering Contact
    Nick Straka, HDR Project Manager
    HDR
    2525 C Street, Suite 500
    Anchorage, AK 99503
    Phone: (907) 644-2032
    Email: nick.straka@hdrinc.com

    Environmental Contact
    Joseph Galgano, Environmental Impact Analyst
    DOT&PF, Southcoast Region
    P.O. Box 112506               
    Juneau, AK 99811-2506 
    Phone: (907) 465-4447
    Fax: (907) 465-4414
    Email: joseph.galgano@alaska.gov

    Public Outreach Contact
    Josie Wilson, HDR Strategic Communications
    HDR
    2525 C Street, Suite 500
    Anchorage, AK 99503
    Phone: (907) 644-2030
    Email: Josie.Wilson@hdrinc.com