Airport Runway 28 Extension

Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City

Traverse City extends runway, improves safety

P&N helped Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City design a 400–foot extension for Runway 28 simultaneous to relocating the airport’s only instrument landing system. Both improvements are intended to aid airport safety. Multiple–phase construction kept the airport in operation throughout the project.

Highlights included: constructing 400’ of runway in 11 days while the runway was reduced to 5,900’, relocating the glide slope antenna and installing a new medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights (MALSR), installing a temporary and a permanent precision approach path indicator (PAPI), relocating the Automated Surface Observation Station (ASOS) weather equipment and coordinating the development of changes to the instrument approach, and facilitating the distribution of approach procedures.


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