Rough grading started on Nov. 25, 2011.
Every work day brings more change.
Bringing in more equipment. Hope the weather lets us use it.
Filling the low areas ... end of March.
Footers and slabs for first hangar - July 2012
Slabs for 1st and 2nd hangars - August 2012
Hangar 1 - Steel frame being erected.
Hangar 2 - Slab completed; steel delivered.
Hangar 3 - Footers and piers completed.
Hangar 4 - Slab completed; waiting for steel delivery.
Sanitary sewers, storm sewers, water, electric and cable services - 90% completed.
Winter didn't stop all work; progress continued on Hangar 1.
Hangar 1 (on right) sided with some doors hung; Hangar 2 (on left) completing steel work.
April 24, 2013 - First of the old hangars being demolished. Symbolic of the end of an era and the beginning of another.
Hangar #1, in back is about 90% completed;
Hangar #2, in foreground, is well underway.
Hangar #3 - Footers and piers completed.
Hangar #4 - Slab completed; waiting for steel delivery.
Hangar #8 - (new) Footers and piers being built; utilities in.
Moving Day - Hangars 1 & 2 - October 5, 2013
In early 2016 the airport acquired a snowblower. It is a monster machine, weighing 48 tons, too heavy to go on state and local roads, and too high for wires and traffic control lights. But it does an excellent job at the airport in clearing unlimited amounts of snow from the runway, taxiway, aprons and roads.
In September 2016 we started the massive project of relocating State Rd. 288, local Lake Rd., the hillside adjoining this area, and filling the remaining part of the old Tasa strip mine. The airport's responsibilities include excavating over 1,000,000 cubic yards of dirt; hauling it to the strip mine fill site; creating trenches and conduits for relocating water, electric, and communication lines; and relocating waterways and wetlands for surface water. The pictures below show the excavation area and the fill area in September 2019.
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