$13.5 million project completed on time and on budget
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) and its construction partners have successfully completed the airport’s Runway 11-29 rehabilitation project. The rehabilitation provided a comprehensive upgrade to the SBP main runway and its taxiway connectors, while significant work was completed this project did not expand the runway or change any use of the property. Overall, the project was a multi-year planning effort and a six-month construction project that was completed on time and on budget.
The project team maintained its budget and schedule in large part because of the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) process. The project’s construction manager, Granite Construction Company, worked in advance with designers at Mead & Hunt to prepare the site, establish a guaranteed maximum price, and design a schedule that minimized impacts on air service. This meant that much of the project work was completed at night and other times outside the airlines’ flight schedules.
“The runway rehabilitation project required close coordination among many stakeholders, including the airport team, construction and design firms, airlines, and our tenants,” said Courtney Johnson, Director of Airports for the County of San Luis Obispo. “The entire team did an exceptional job carrying out the project safely, diligently, and with the lowest possible passenger impact.”
“We are proud to have been part of the team to improve SBP’s runways and taxiways,” said Granite Construction Manager Adam Souza. “Our deep experience in airport runway construction, as well as our diligent on-the-ground work with the airport and Mead & Hunt enabled us to bring the airport in line with the latest federal safety standards in the most efficient way possible.”
The $13.5 million project was entirely funded by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Drone overflight footage of the runway project is available here.
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) serves areas as far north as Southern Monterey County and as far south as Northern Santa Barbara County. The airport offers convenient access to and from the Central Coast. Residents and visitors have the choice of three commercial airlines with flights to several major U.S. hubs. The airport is also home to full-service general aviation and corporate facilities. For more information, or to book a flight, visit sloairport.com.
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