Location: New Madrid County Memorial Airport, New Madrid, Missouri
An airport layout plan (ALP) update and narrative report was developed to address airport design compliance issues and create the Purpose and Need for an environmental assessment. Project goals included: evaluating future airport demand; airport design requirements; site selection for an automated weather observation system (AWOS); county road realignment; airspace obstruction clearance; and coordination with Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad a rail spur site and associated structures. This project was funded with Airport Improvement Plan (AIP) entitlement funds through the Missouri Department of Transportation State Block Grant Program. Planning meetings with the county, Airport Board, state aviation representatives and BNSF personnel coordinated the respective agency development programs with the future needs of the airport. Using our airspace awareness tool, we created the 3-D airspace surface to facilitate the understanding of potential airspace conflicts from the future rail spur. The outcome resulted in moving the rail spur approximately 500 feet to avoid conflicts with the runway approach surfaces.