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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Cost Estimates for Runway Updated

  • Crawford, Murphy, and Tilly (CM&T) Senior Engineer Brian Garkie was on hand at last Tuesday’s meeting of the North Central Missouri Regional Airport (NCMRA) Board to present the Board members with CM&T’s Preliminary Design Report on the runway and parallel taxiway extensions.Topping Garkie’s update were ...
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    • Preliminary Cost Estimates
      Construction Costs = $2.25 Million
      Engineering, Design, and Bidding = $149,000
      Engineering Construction = $215,000
      Aeronautical Studies = $65,000
      Wetland Mitigation = $25,000
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      Preliminary Cost Estimates
      Construction Costs = $2.25 Million

      Engineering, Design, and Bidding = $149,000

      Engineering Construction = $215,000

      Aeronautical Studies = $65,000

      Wetland Mitigation = $25,000

      Flight Inspection Costs = $20,000

      Advertising = $1,000

      Total Estimated Cost = $2.7 Million

      (Figures Provided by

      Crawford, Murphy & Tilly)
  • Crawford, Murphy, and Tilly (CM&T) Senior Engineer Brian Garkie was on hand at last Tuesday’s meeting of the North Central Missouri Regional Airport (NCMRA) Board to present the Board members with CM&T’s Preliminary Design Report on the runway and parallel taxiway extensions.
    Topping Garkie’s update were the preliminary estimates of what the runway extension project is going to cost (see the ‘breakout box’ accompanying this feature for details). The $2.7 million project will be funded overwhelmingly by federal grant funds through general aviation programs like the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The NCMRA Board will just need to cover the required five percent local match, which amounts to $135,000. Thanks to the generosity of Don Walsworth, who purchased some of the necessary ground with the intention of deeding it over to NCMRA, the Board will be able to use the appraised value of that land ($75,000) for a substantial part of the local match. Brookfield City Attorney Jeff Elson is drafting the document that will formalize the transfer of that land to NCMRA. The $60,000 still needed for the local match will need to be raised or donated, and the NCMRA Board is brainstorming the means to accomplish that end.
    Another runway extension issue that needs to be resolved involves the existing power line on Jarboe Road. The power line is already contained by conduit, and the Board will be asking to further encase it in concrete to avoid a much more expensive and time-consuming process of rerouting it around the runway extension.
    As NCMRA Board Treasurer Bill Dorsey is also a Linn County Commissioner, he will be asking the other two commissioners about posting a public notice that will alert local residents about the temporary closure of Jarboe Road. When the project is completed, there will be a roadway connecting Jarboe Rd. to U.S. Highway 36 (i.e., the so-called ‘Yellow Brick Road’). A good deal of the Yellow Brick Rd. will be gravel, except for the area around the AWOS (Automated Weather Observing System), which could be adversely effected by too much dust. A hard surface will be installed in the area around the AWOS tower.
    After Garkie alluded to taking out some of the existing trees at the approach to the runway, NCMRA Manager Ted Stockwell requested that all of the trees near the runway approach be removed.
    Finally, with respect to the runway extension, the project will include replacing some of the existing concrete panels on the tarmac that have developed cracks, as well as re-striping the runway.
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