City of Trail launches tender for airfield pavements rehabilitation

TRAIL, BC – The City of Trail is very pleased to announce that it has released tender documents and is now seeking bids for the rehabilitation of the existing airfield pavements at the Trail Regional Airport (YZZ).

The project was issued for tender on July 5, 2017 and will close at 2 pm on Thursday July 27, 2017.  A mandatory site meeting is scheduled for 2 pm on Thursday July 20, 2017 at YZZ. Prospective bidders can find the tender information under Document No. 5151 P511 on the BC Bid website.  CIMA+, a transportation specialist firm, is handling the design of the airport pavements and is working with the City on the bidding process.

With a budget of $4.6 million, received in grant funding from the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP), the project includes rehabilitation of the existing airfield pavements and all that is required to remove and replace the asphalt pavements on the runway, the taxiway and the main apron. Widening of the taxiway is also included in the scope of work on this project.  The City expects the successful contractor to start construction later this summer with the estimated completion date of November 2017.   

“A Plan of Construction Operations has been developed and approved by Transport Canada to minimize disruption,” said Robert Baker, Trail Regional Airport Manager.  “This means we have developed a plan to deal with the closure of the runway in the evening when the airport is not in use, and we have rules and safety procedures in place for the contractor to work airside.”

The project coincides with the construction of the new Airport Terminal Building, also slated for completion by the end of 2017.   “We’re excited to see both of these major projects come to fruition,” said Baker. “The improved runway means longer take-off and landing distances and the new terminal means better service, improved amenities and more convenience for YZZ travelers.  Things are looking up and we can’t wait for everyone to experience it.”

The City will announce the successful contractor and will provide project updates as they become available.