Without the Operations Study, neither MnDOT nor FAA would support a runway extension.
Runway Operations Report
City of Long Prairie, Minnesota
An Operations Study was completed to provide MnDOT and FAA with the necessary justification to support a 500-foot runway extension. Bolton & Menk developed a study that included a user survey, letters of need and support from existing airport users, and documentation of information to begin the environmental review process. Bolton & Menk understood the necessary steps to accomplish the City's goals. Without the Operations Study, neither MnDOT nor FAA would support a runway extension. The runway extension was approved, allowing the airport to accommodate the needs and requests of the businesses currently using the airport.