The Mobile County Commission selected Volkert to design and manage the rehabilitation of its Dauphin Island airfield. The project consisted of the rehabilitation of runway 12/30 , two taxiways and the apron. The project required the closure of the runway during construction work hours for seven days. A portion of the apron was open to helicopter traffic throughout the project. This required extensive coordination efforts between Volkert, the Jeremiah Denton Airport, the facility’s general aviation stakeholders, and the contractors.
Volkert provided preliminary design services, bid services, construction services, and completion of FAA documentation for the rehabilitation of the runway, apron and taxiways. The project also included survey, geotechnical investigations, and updates to the DBE plan.
The rehabilitation services included a Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) to repair the base failures and a nominal 4-inch asphalt overlay. Pavement markings, shoulder redressing, and new apron tie-down points were also included.