Projects & Events

2014 Summer Airport Projects

A number of improvement projects took place over the summer here at the Helena Regional Airport. Due to the short summer season in Montana, a vast amount of these projects involved pavement improvement and rehabilitation. Helena Sand & Gravel did a spectacular job on all of the projects and the Maintenance crew of the Helena Airport worked closely to ensure smooth daily operations during these busy summer months. Two projects in particular took the majority of the time. First off, our short-term lot was expanded and rehabilitated. An additional 58 parking spaces were constructed, adding to the 74 original spaces. The pre-existing spaces endured an overhaul as they received a fresh fog-seal and paint to match the newly added spaces. The Helena Regional Airport now offers 132 free of charge, secure, and convenient short-term parking spaces to ease crowding in the lot during peak airline hours. The other project which took a vast amount of time and resources was the crack sealing of Taxiway F and A. Taxiway F is one of our two primary taxiways; it runs full length and parallel the primary runway 9/27. Other projects the Airport undertook include:

  • Entrance road reconstruction to the Maintenance Building and Fire Station 1
  • Airfield Compass Rose reconstruction and rehab
  • Rehab of interior access roads
  • Rehab of Terminal exterior pedestrian cross-walks

While summer is a time of construction and maintenance, it is also a time spent preparing for the ensuing winter months. In preparation for those months, the Helena Airport acquired a new piece of snow equipment to add to the already impressive winter line-up. The new piece of equipment from MB Companies has the capability to function as two separate machines as it comes equipped with interchangeable heads: a sweeper and snow-blower which are both utilized on many different winter snow removal situations.

For more information contact Ross Marty, Business & Compliance Manager at 406-442-2821 or rmarty@helenaairport.com.