KLJ has been serving the Bismarck Airport (BIS) as engineer of record since 2009. Over the years, we have provided planning, environmental, design, construction administration, and observation services.
We have provided various services including, assisting BIS with reconstruction of Runway 13-31, a project designed to be constructed in three phases over a 3-year period. The $64 million project involved reconstruction of 8,794 feet of Runway 13-31, Taxiway D and Taxiway C5 connectors, Runway 13-31 and Runway 3-21 intersection, and a blast pad with concrete pavement.
During all three phases of Runway 13-31 reconstruction, a great deal of work was done to ensure that service through BIS remained uninterrupted and available to the community. Minimizing impacts to airport users was one of the key items addressed in the project phasing. Substantial coordination was undertaken with airport users, airlines, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) well in advance of each phase to minimize impacts.
Runway 13-31 is a shining example of just one of the many projects KLJ has completed at BIS that will contribute to its continued successful operation, which have a significant economic impact on the City of Bismarck as well as central North Dakota.