Runway 16/34 Reconstruction, City of Long Prairie, Minnesota
In order to maximize the amount of Federal and State funding made available for the project, innovative design principles were applied.

Runway 16/34 Reconstruction

City of Long Prairie, Minnesota

The existing runway pavement at the Long Prairie Municipal Airport exceeded its useful life and was in need of reconstruction. With the pavement deterioration, pilots operating at the airport experienced rough rides during takeoff and landing.

In order to maximize the amount of federal and state funding available for the project, innovative design principles were applied. The existing bituminous surface and underlying aggregate base were salvaged, blended together, and used as the aggregate base layer. A 4-inch bituminous overlay was then placed over the top.

With the project requiring full airport closure, construction was accelerated to have the runway operational as quickly as possible. Runway 16/34 was successfully reconstructed and has a pavement design life of 20 years. Pilots at the airport now enjoy a smooth ride during takeoff and landing.