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Kremmling Airport: Improvements planned

KATIE LOOBY
SKY-HI DAILY NEWS

A lightning protection system and expanded apron are the next two projects set for Kremmling McElroy Field Airport, said Dennis Corsi, vice president of Armstrong Consultants Inc. of Grand Junction.

“We’re working with several hangar developments,” he said. “We help them get the FAA clearances and get them in the right location.”

Armstrong has completed several projects at the Kremmling McElroy Field Airport in recent years.

Workers built an airport perimeter wildlife fence to keep elk off the runway; a 40 by 60 foot snow removal equipment storage building; and expanded the aircraft parking area.

In the future, a $20 million project could realign US Highway 40 to provide additional buffer around the airport to enhance safety. A portion of U.S. Highway 40 would be re-routed.

The project is dependent on Federal Aviation Administration grant funds and may not happen for at least 10 years, Corsi said.

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Armstrong has served as the Grand County airport consultant for Kremmling and Granby airports for more than 13 years, providing planning and engineering services.

Kremmling McElroy Field Airport is owned 50/50 by the county and town. The county owns the Granby Airport in full.

Projects are funded 95 percent by Federal Aviation Administration; 2.5 percent by Colorado Aeronautics Division; and 2.5 percent locally ” by the county, town or private funding.

It’s a “good return on investment,” Corsi added.

” To reach Katie Looby, call 887-3334 ext. 19601 or e-mail klooby@grandcountynews.com.

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