New Runway 8-26 and Taxiway A
Randolph County Airport
Randolph County Board of Aviation
BF&S is responsible for the design to expand Runway 8-26 to an increased 75’ x 4300’ width and length, which essentially provided a “new” airport for the residents of Randolph County. A new runway on a new alignment was constructed in the first phase, and the parallel taxiway was completed during the second phase. The final phase involved a complete reconstruction of the aircraft apron and taxilanes. The project incorporated obstruction removal, excavation, grading, new pavement, surface and subsurface drainage, navigational aids, and pavement markings. In addition, the Randolph County Airport was the first airport in the country to utilize LED runway edge lights, just weeks after FAA approval of the fixture. LED technology was used in guidance signs, edge lights, obstruction lights, approach lights, and the windcone. Another innovative design element was the use of an endophyte-enhanced grass seed that requires less maintenance and dissuades the attraction of wildlife. Construction was completed early and under budget as a part of the FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP).