b'54 MHS RUNWAYSPersistence Yields 100% Federal Funding PHOTO: MAPCA SURVEYS, INCfor Runway Rehab at Dunsmuir MunicipalBY JODI RICHARDS FACTS&FIGURESBefore Dunsmuir Mott Municipalwhich occurred just Project: Runway Rehabilitation Airport (MHS) could cut the ribbonas the Forest Service Location: Dunsmuir (CA) Mott Municipal Airporton its newly rehabilitated runwaypredicted.last June, the $3.2 million investment wasBlake Michaelsen, Owner/Operator: City of Dunsmuir already delivering value to the surrounding Project Cost: $3.2 millionfinance manager for region. With the airfield project still in its finalthe city of Dunsmuir, Funding: FAA Airport Improvement Program stages, Dunsmuir city leaders received anotes that the need for Funding Consultant: Ford & Associates LLC request from the United States Forest Serviceairfield improvementsBLAKE MICHAELSENProject Timeline: Design began in 2018; bids wereto stage firefighting helicopters at the single- was underscored when solicited & construction began in 2019; runway rehabrunway, city-owned airport.the runway was put to such importance use completed in summer 2021 Todd Juhasz, manager of the Northernso quickly. From the emergency services Paving Condition Index Study: Kimley-Horn California community, explains that dryaspect, the firefighting operations the airport Rehabilitation Project Manager: Kimley-Horn lightning was forecasted in the region for thesupports are critical, says Michaelsen. Project Designer: Kimley-Horn upcoming weekend. Allowing the responseDunsmuir is located about 50 miles agency to preemptively locate eight Chinooknorth of Redding, CA, on Interstate 5. The Key Contractor: Tullis Construction Inc. helicopters at MHS helped firefighters Of Note: Airport secured 100% funding from FAA vs.local Chamber of Commerce describes the battle Californias first big fire of 2021, having to raise usual 5% from state & 5% from cityJuly | August 2022AirportImprovement.com'