Environmental Assessment for Extension of Runways at Charleston International Airport and Charleston Air Force Base, Charleston, South Carolina
S AND ME INC MOUNT PLEASANT SC
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CCAA in cooperation with CAFB proposes to secure FAA funding and award a construction contract to extend Runway 0321 and Runway 1533 as a significant improvement to the shared-use airfield facility. The purpose is to enhance the runway facilities for civil aviation, cargo, manufacturing and other civilian users of the airfield. The preferred alternative is to extend the 03 end of Runway 0321 by 2,000 feet, the 15 end of Runway 1533 by 600 feet and the 33 end of Runway 1533 by 900 feet. Current plans call for CCAA-funded construction projects to run in conjunction with the Air Force funded repairs already scheduled for approximately FY 2009 and FY 2011. The extension of Runway 0321 will prevent restrictions and interruption to service for the various commercial, cargo, manufacturing and other civilian users of the airfield by providing continuous availability of a 9,000 foot runway during the repairs and improvements to Runway 1533. The extension of Runway 1533 to 10,500 feet will increase capacity and increase airfield versatility to be similar to other regional airports. Five action alternatives and one no action alternative are discussed and presented for evaluation of their feasibility and impacts on the environment.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety