City’s airport project moving forward

The city of Madison is taking the next step in the process for the construction of a parallel taxiway at the Madison Municipal Airport.  During their meeting Monday, commissioners authorized the bidding of the parallel taxiway project.  City Engineer Chad Comes explained how the process for the project will proceed.

Brian Jacobsen with KLJ, Incorporated explained to commissioners via telephone that after bidding the project, the grant application can be made to the FAA for the construction of the project.

Funding for the airport project is split 90-percent federal, five-percent state, and five-percent local funding.  Mayor Roy Lindsay said that the city has money in reserve for its portion.  Comes said that as of April, the estimated share for the city was just more than 220-thousand dollars, and the city has more than 300-thousand dollars in its reserve for the project.  He said a few revisions for the project have been made, but the city will still have more than enough funding to cover it.

Another agreement in relation to the airport project also approved by commissioners on Monday is a professional services agreement with HDR Engineering, Incorporated.  Comes said it is for an independent review of the proposed fees that KLJ will be submitting for their scope of work with the project.

 

These engineering services cost three-thousand dollars, which Comes said is also grant eligible so it will only cost the city five-percent of that total.