Blue Grass Airport Runway 9-27
Lexington's Blue Grass Airport took shape in the early 1940s as the nation prepared for war. It now serves more than 1 million passengers each year and occupies more than 1,000 acres. For the last 25 years, we have provided professional engineering services to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board for the expansion of Blue Grass Airport.
A recent project is the reconfiguration of the airport's 8-26 crosswind runway used by general aviation aircraft. We are part of a team relocating the runway 1,900 feet to the west and also realigning it in an east-west orientation to be a 9-27 runway. The runway's reconfiguration eliminates intersection with the airport's primary 4-22 runway while preserving crosswind coverage. It also allows for the lengthening of the runway from 3,500 feet to 4,000 feet.
This $27 million project is part of the airport's master plan to accommodate the expansion and future development of airport facilities. The relocated runway provides space for the realignment of the airport's main access road, Terminal Drive, and expanded public and employee parking. We were the prime consultant for the $12 million Terminal Drive relocation project, which included relocation of the airfield electrical vault.