Runway Widening Project to Address Drainage Issue

Drainage issues at Plymouth Municipal Airport will be addressed as part of the upcoming runway widening project. It is slated to start in May pending city and county drainage approval. The Board of Aviation Commissioners hopes repairs to the storm drain on the south side of the runway can be made at the same time.

A recent inspection found several problems with the steel culvert, which will eventually need to be replaced with sewer grade PVC. Some pipe repairs are included in the runway project, and additional money may be available if extensive soil rehabilitation is not necessary. For now the BOAC has agreed to repair a 20-foot section south of the runway they believe will provide a snapshot of the greater problem and then decide how to proceed with the rest.