Working together over the last decade and a half collectively we have:
- Executed a creative development alternative (of shifting the runway to the northwest rather than acquiring land to the southeast) that would not only meet standards but also be less expensive, less disruptive and ultimately provide additional runway length.
- Updated the Airport Layout Plan.
- Completed two wetland delineations and mitigation plans.
- Completed the Environmental Assessment.
- Completed land acquisition and relocated one resident.
- Constructed replacement wetlands.
- Completed the engineering design and phased construction schedules.
- Closed a portion of 800 West.
- Completed off‐site County Road improvements.
- Rerouted irrigation lines and installed new pipe’
- And completed a $6.3 million project consisting of three phases of construction including the shifting runway 12/30 by 890 feet to the northwest to put the RPZ entirely on airport property removing the displaced threshold, and extending the runway from 5,700 feet to 6,500 feet.
The project was certainly not without its challenges…overcoming wet soils, a motorcycle accident, concerned landowners, bent wingtips, and sunken excavators…but the teamwork, effective communication, perseverance and cooperation of EVERYONE involved has resulted in the successful completion of a major project that is going to contribute to current and future generations within the Spanish Fork and Springville communities. We have a fantastic aviation community here at the airport and fantastic communities within Spanish Fork and Springville that support it. Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make this happen!
Jordan Woodhouse “Great Grandson” of the Airport Founder Ralph Woodhouse cut the ribbon officially opening the newly extended Runway.