September 2, 2021 |

In Saratoga, work is underway on the $3 million apron expansion project at Shively Airport, known to pilots as KSAA.

Planes are parked on the apron during extended stays or layovers in Saratoga. Heavy equipment began building a temporary road north of the airport’s main entrance this week.

Airport board member Lance Grubb said the temporary road will be used to move equipment and other supplies to a staging area during construction. The contractor wants to avoid driving trucks across the existing apron during the build.

In May of this year, Saratoga Town Council awarded three schedules of work totaling $2.8 million to Century Companies. At a Special Meeting held May 21st to discuss the project, Dave Schultz of Cody-base Sage Engineering described the scope of the work included in the bid package.


The expansion will double the size of the apron and available parking for aircraft, Grubb told Bigfoot 99 on Wednesday. The work is expected to take 45 days to complete. The FAA awarded the town $3.1 million for the project. The temporary road to the staging area will be reclaimed after the project is complete.

Photo courtesy of Saratoga Jet Center.

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