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Runway Rehabilitation/ RSA Project Frequently Asked Questions
- Who owns and operates the County Airport?
- Cuyahoga County owns the airport; its operation and maintenance is the responsibility or the Department of Public Works under the guidance of the County Executive.
- When was the last Airport Master Plan and Environmental Assessment completed?
- The most current Airport Master Plan was completed and accepted by the County and FAA in May of 2010. The environmental assessment for the Runway Rehabilitation/RSA improvement project was finalized in May of 2015.
- What projects are currently underway?
- The County is currently working on Project #1 of the Runway Rehabilitation/RSA improvement project. This project involves installation of storm drainage as well as grading of the area around the runway.
- Why does the area around the runway need to be regraded?
- It was determined during the RSA assessment that the areas did not meet current FAA design standards.
- During the Airport Master Plan process there were 40 different alternatives, what alternative was selected?
- Alternative #23 was selected as the preferred alternative.
- Will the construction of Alternative # 23 require the relocation or tunneling of Richmond or Bishop Roads?
- No, Alternative #23 allows for an additional 400 feet of runway to be added while keeping all Runway/RSA improvement inside the current airport property.
- Will the Airport be installing the E.M.A.S. systems at the end of the runway to prevent aircraft from going off the end of the runway?
- Yes, due to the proximity of both Richmond and Bishop Roads, to meet current design standards and maintain a runway length to allow current users to operate.
- Does the project allow for larger aircraft to use the airport?
- No, the critical design aircraft for the airport remains unchanged.
- What is the cost of the project and how is it being funded?
- The estimated cost of the project is $40 million which is being funded, 90% FAA, 5% ODOT, 5% local.