November 24, 2021 |
In Saratoga, the big earth moving and paving equipment that has been working at Shively Field for the last couple of months has all left the scene. Councilwoman D’Ron Campbell reported to the governing body last week that the apron expansion project is all but done.
Photo courtesy of Saratoga Jet Center.
Campbell is the council’s liaison to the airport board.
In May of this year, Saratoga Town Council awarded three schedules of work totaling $2.8 million to Century Companies for the project. The FAA awarded the town $3.1 million for the project.
The expansion will double the size of the apron, increasing the amount of room aircraft have to park during layovers. A 2020 Wyoming Department of Transportation study shows that Shively Field produces an annual average of about $16.3 million in the Platte Valley’s economic activities. About $13.6 million stay in the community with local businesses using the facility and providing services to pilots and visitors. The airport board is still working to develop a new entrance road to the facility.