The Port of Columbia County has finished construction on the Taxiway-B Relocation Project at Scappoose Industrial Airpark. The project consisted of removing the old westside taxiway and constructing a new one 15 feet to the west, installing new taxiway and runway end lighting systems, and making additional taxiway improvements at the airpark.
The taxiway relocation was necessary to bring the airpark up to current standards for safety and traffic separation and is also included in the airpark’s updated master plan.
The over $4.2 million project was 90 percent funded by a $3.8 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program, which provides grants for the planning and development of public-use airports. The State of Oregon’s Department of Aviation provided $150,000 through its Critical Oregon Airport Relief (COAR) grant program. The Port’s share of the cost was approximately $292,000.
With the assistance of the port’s engineering firm, WHPacific, a formal sealed bidding process was followed to select and award the construction contract to Tapani, Inc. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
About the Port of Columbia County:
The Port of Columbia County, formerly the Port of St. Helens, is a special district focused on promoting economic development opportunities to create and sustain jobs in Columbia County. The port offers a variety of sites for industrial development in its portfolio, including sites with excellent highway, rail and river access, including a deep-water dock at Port Westward. In addition to its industrial properties, the port owns and manages the Scappoose Industrial Airpark and the Scappoose Bay Marine Park.