Jamestown Airport

Runway Rehabilitation

This project included three sections, all with the goal of overall improvement at the Jamestown Regional Airport in Jamestown, North Dakota. The first portion was the milling and overlay of the 75-foot by 5,750-foot crosswind runway. Also included in this portion was crack sealing and pavement markings of the runway. The second portion was the milling and overlay of the 50-foot by 1,800-foot Taxiway “E.” This also included crack sealing and pavement marking. The final portion of the project removed the existing 75-foot x 850-foot Taxiway “C.” This taxiway ran from the terminal apron to the intersection of the main runway and the crosswind runway. Current FAA standards do not allow taxiways to connect at an intersection of two runways, for safety reasons; therefore, the taxiway was required to be removed.

A unique feature of this project was the construction of a “Texas Underseal” on the runway and taxiway. After the runway and taxiway were milled, a layer of tack oil and small rock was applied, before paving. This process is similar to a chip seal, which is normally placed on asphalt pavements. However, the tack oil is applied slightly thicker and the rocks used are slightly smaller. This process has been used on many Minnesota and North Dakota highways to help reduce the amount of reflective cracking. It is believed this is the first runway in North Dakota to receive a Texas underseal.

Mayo Construction was the prime contractor for the runway rehabilitation, for $2,270,643 and Strata Corporation was the prime contractor for the electrical items (taxiway light removal on Taxiway “C”), for $30,549.

Interstate Engineering worked closely with the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission (NDAC) to obtain funding, design and construct this project. A strong effort by all involved resulted in a successful project.

Terminal Parking Lot Rehabilitation

The existing terminal parking lot at the Jamestown Regional Airport has been overlaid several times and is beginning to show signs of major deterioration. Heaving had occurred over the years, and the paved areas were much higher than the adjoining gutters resulting in safety issues for passengers traveling over the lot and onto the sidewalks. The sidewalks and curb and gutter were in very poor condition, again creating safety issues for airport passengers. Due to the ever increasing passenger numbers at the airport, the existing parking lot was greatly undersized to accommodate the number of cars utilizing the lot. With the combination of safety issues and rising numbers, an expansion to the lot was needed.   The existing parking lot had approximately 120 parking spaces.

This project included milling approximately 10,270 square yards of asphalt on the existing terminal parking lot, overlaying three to four inches of new asphalt pavement, removing the existing aircraft monument, constructing approximately 2,860 square yards of new parking lot, where the aircraft monument is currently located, removal and replacement of a portion of the existing sidewalk and curb and gutter, removal of the existing concrete island, installation of approximately 1,600 square yards of temporary/future parking, removal of one existing fire hydrant, installation of one new fire hydrant and watermain extension, replacement and relocation of all parking lot overhead lighting, and restriping of the entire newly rehabilitated parking lot.  The new parking lot includes approximately 200 parking spaces with expansion for more spaces.

Border States Paving was the prime contractor for the project, at a cost of $540,744.

Interstate Engineering worked closely with the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission (NDAC) to obtain funding, apply for Passenger Facility Charges, design and construct this project.  A strong effort by all involved resulted in a successful project. 

Runway Rehabilitation Project Team

Steve Aldinger – Project Manager
Ben Aaseth – Asst. Project Manager
Jeff Nording – CADD Drafter
Andy Boomgaarden – Project Observer
Jed Hastings – Project Observer
Veronica Meyer – Project Observer
Nick Cichos – Surveyor
Colin Rutten – Surveyor
Paul Jeske – Surveyor

Terminal Parking Lot Rehabilitation Project Team

Steve Aldinger – Project Manager
Ben Aaseth – Engineer
Nick Cichos – CADD Drafter / Surveyor
Jed Hastings – Project Observer