Prineville Airport Runway 10-28 Reconstruction and Widening

Prineville, OR



Length reconstruction


Width Reconstruction


Century West used a programmatic approach to assist the Prineville Airport with the reconstruction, extension, and widening of Runway 10-28 to 5,750 feet in length and 75 feet in width with a new medium-intensity runway lights system (MIRL), precision approach path indicator (PAPI), and miscellaneous grading and drainage improvements. As a result of increased business jet traffic, the Prineville airport needed to build a longer runway for aircraft to operate at full efficiency. In addition, the existing runway condition had deteriorated and the runway width no longer met the standard for the aircraft group it was classified to serve.

Century West performed a justification study for the runway extension that included operation frequency and aircraft runway requirements. An environmental study was also conducted by Century West to examine potential impacts due to the proposed extension. The Federal Aviation Administration concurred on the findings of both studies: the need for runway extension and no environmental impact caused by the work. Following the design phase of the project, construction was performed in two back-to-back, seamless phases. Creative scheduling and contract negotiation with a single contractor helped avoid rising materials costs while the airport applied for and received additional funds to complete the project. The entire project was completed within budget.