Sub-Project 3: Taxiway “A” Reconstruction and Realignment

Project Details

Taxiway "A" Reconstruction and Realignment including Apron Expansion at the Athens - Ben Epps Airport.  The sub-project shall address the deteriorating pavement section for the majority of existing Taxiway "A" as well as several connecting taxiways by utilizing a combination of full depth reconstruction and asphalt overlay rehabilitation.  In addition, the Terminal Apron will be expanded southward to provide additional aircraft parking.  Related work will include grading, storm water, and taxiway safety area improvements.   Taxiway edge lighting and signage, (new and relocated), will be incorporated in the project along with new pavement markings.  GDOT expects to award the grant for Taxiway “A” construction during FY21 or as soon as Design Phase Services are completed.

Project Updates

Mayor & Commission  approved the design services contract to develop the Project Concept on February 4, 2020.  The Proposed Project Concept was deemed consistent with the initial project statement by TSPLOST COC on March 16, 2020. On March 17, 2020, M&C approved the Project Concept and authorized staff to move the project onto the Bid and Award Phase for TSPLOST 2018 Project #01 Sub-Project 3, Taxiway “A” construction. On April 2, 2020 ACCGov advertised for bids for the Taxiway “A” construction project.   Bids were received on May 28, 2020.  The award for the Schedule A portion of SP #3 was approved by M&C on July 7, 2020.   There was not enough funding from GDOT or FAA to be able to award Schedule B portion of the Taxiway A.  Formal announcement of the grant award from the FAA has been delayed.  Notice to Proceed was delayed by GDOT from original projection of March but it was issued on April 12, 2021.Unexpected shallow rock was encountered and a waterline could not be lowered, without considerable expense.  A waiver has been received from the FAA and redesign work has been completed.

Key Project Statistics

  • Designer: Holt Consulting Company
  • Contractor: Astra Group, LLC
  • Program Manager: Jacobs Engineering
  • Original SPLOST Budget: TBD
  • Total Cost: TBD
  • Completion Date: TBD