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Runway 01/19 Realignment and Extension Project

Inverness Municipal Airport - Inverness, Florida

Client: Citrus County, Florida

Services

  • Construction Administration
  • Design
  • Grant Administration
  • Permitting Resident Inspection

Project Summary

As part of a multiphase project Hoyle, Tanner prepared the Environmental Assessment (EA) to extend Runway 01-19 at the Inverness Airport. The project included increasing the current runway length by 1,245 feet for an overall length of 5,000 feet. In addition, the runway width would be increased from 60 to 75 feet wide and the full length parallel taxiway would also be reconstructed to a width of 35 feet with a new centerline to centerline spacing to meet Design Group B-II standards.

During the alternatives analysis of the EA Study, it was suggested that a rotation and displacement of the entire runway and taxiway system would create a more advantageous alternative. The County previously purchased additional land south of the airport making this option possible. The new runway alignment, designated as Runway 18-36, also shifted the entire runway system to the south and west. This combined re-alignment and displacement eliminated a number of impacts associated with the original preferred runway extension alternative. The EA Study resulted in the FAA issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Hoyle Tanner then proceeded with the design for the new runway and taxiway alignment clearing the obstacles including mitigation of a closed landfill and disposal of a County animal burial site. Also, the project boundaries necessitated the separation and distribution of off site drainage which flowed through the airport property.

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