Construction Projects

     CURRENT NOTAMS (ALW)

     The Walla Walla Regional Airport is set to begin the reconstruction of Taxiway A and the realignment and construction of the connector taxiways. The majority of the current taxiway pavement consists of Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) constructed in 1942-1943 with the establishment of the Walla Walla Army Air Base and subsequent rehabilitations with asphalt overlays in the 1980's and 1990's. The reconstruction of the taxiways will conform to the FAA standards contained in AC 150/5300-13A, Airport Design. To accommodate the current and anticipated airport users, the taxiways will be designed to Aircraft Design Group (ADG) C-III and the Taxiway Design Group (TDG) 5 dimensional standards.
     The overall project has 4 phases. Phases 1 and 2 are funded and construction begins June 20, 2017. The project will consist of the following: Reconstruction of the entire length of Taxiway A as well as the realignment and construction of taxiway connectors A1 - A5 at 75 ft. width, installation of Medium Intensity Taxiway Lighting (MITL) with LED lights, new lighted guidance signs, new Runway End Identifier Lights (REILs), drainage improvements and re-routing existing sanitary sewer line around the southerly Taxiway Object Free Area (TOFA) of Taxiway A. 

AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS DURING CONSTRUCTION
  • The reconstruction project will be completed in phases in order to minimize impacts to aircraft operations.
  • Alaska Airlines will continue to provide its normal operations during each phase of the construction project. 
  • There will be (2) night-time closures on Runway 02/20 to relocate the Runway 02 threshold.
         1st closure: Wed. June 21 from 8:30 PM to Thurs. June 22 at 5:00 AM.
  • During Phase I Runway 02/20 will have a 1,146 ft. relocated threshold on Runway 02. Usable Runway 02/20 length will be 5,380 ft.
  • During Phase 1, NAVAIDS and PROCEDURES WILL BE EFFECTED. See list of effected NAVAIDS and PROCEDURES FOR EACH PHASE.
  • There will be intermittent afternoons/evenings when construction crews will be working in the Runway 02/20 Runway Safety Area (RSA). To maintain safety and seperation requirements during these times Runway 02/20 will be limited to Aircraft Approach Category (AAC) A & B aircraft, and Airplane Design Group (ADG) I & II. 
         Example: Approach speed 121 knots or less, Tail Height < 30 ft., wingspan < 79 ft.
  • Intermittent RSA "Working Windows" in the Runway 02/20 Safety Area will be:
         Monday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
         Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 7:15 PM                    
CONSTRUCTION PHASES
Click here for an illustration of Phase 1 and Click here for illustration of Phase 2.  As always, please follow air traffic controller directions when the tower is open (6 AM - 6:30 PM). Ground 121.6 and Tower 118.5. Please use CTAF all other times.
 
CONSTRUCTION CALENDAR
Phase 1 has a 40 Day Working Schedule AND Phase 2 has a 44 Day Working Schedule.

Calendar as of Friday, August 11: (Check back often for updates and watch NOTAMS) 
 
  • To-Date: No RSA Scheduled Work for the Week of August 14
ALW HANGAR ACCESS & SECURITY
     The construction staging area for Phases 1 and 2 will be on the South GA Hangar Apron and the construction entrance is at the Aeronca Gate. For the safety of our tenants and the construction crew please stay out of the staging area and watch for trucks entering/leaving the Aeronca Gate.
     The Aeronca Gate and will be manned by a gate guard for security for all construction trucks and personnel. We request that ALW South Hangar tenants use the Curtis Street gate for entry/exit during construction hours.
 
 
CONSTRUCTION PICTURES (Updated 8/11/17)
 
 
CONSTRUCTION TEAM
Engineering: JUB Engineering, Inc.
Contractor: Selland Construction, Inc.
Construction Management: JUB Engineering, Inc. and Airport Management
NAVAIDS: FAA Columbia Basin SSC
Financial Partners: FAA, Port of Walla Walla, WSDOT Aviation