Garver, North Arkansas College to team up for airport upgrades
Garver, the Boone County Regional Airport, and North Arkansas College have had a working relationships for years, having combined on previous projects that have provided airport upgrades along with valuable experience for the college’s students.
Now, all three are teaming up again, in a project that will create an expanded parking lot near a terminal facility to be completed at no cost to the airport located in Harrison, Arkansas. Thanks to a grant from the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics that will cover engineering and construction costs, Garver will design the expanded parking lot and students at North Arkansas College will provide labor, which will take place during the spring 2018 semester.
The students, who have a history of providing the airport with in-kind services, will construct the earthwork and aggregate base course for the parking lot that will relocate the airport’s growing rental car parking spaces to the newly constructed lot. The expansion will create 43 new spaces for the airport.
“We’re always looking for new and innovative ways for our clients to fund their projects,” said Project Manager Adam White. “This gives us the best of both worlds: The airport will receive a cost-effective upgrade that relieves stress on its terminal parking areas, and the students at the college get valuable experience working in the field.”
It’s not the first time the three entities teamed up for this type of project delivery. In 2012, a grant from the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics funded a Garver-designed project that delivered a 315-foot-long taxiway and apron that provided access to a new hangar area.
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