b'60 Reconstructed Runway is Crowning Achievement CMD RUNWAYSin Cullman Regionals Airfield Overhaul BY NICOLE NELSONFACTS&FIGURESWhen Ben Harrison became directorDuring the past 60-plus years, different Project: Runway Reconstruction/Extension at Cullman Regional Airport-Folsomlevels of base material and asphalt had been Location: Cullman (AL) Regional Airport Field (CMD)piecemealed together on the runway, and New Dimensions: 5,500 ft. long, 100 ft. wide one decade ago, theresurrounding taxiway and connector pavement were several projectswas in similar condition. Surface cracks with Rehab Method: Full-depth reclamation that needed his attention.weeds sprouting out of them were raising Cost: $4.2 million Originally constructed insafety concerns about foreign object debris. Funding: $3.6 million from FAA; $277,0001958, the north/southRealizing the need for change, the airport from AL Dept. of Transportation; $149,000 fromrunway had been improvedboard assembled a team of engineers city; $149,000 from county throughout the years, but Notice to Proceed: Sept. 2021 there were limited recordsBEN HARRISON from Goodwyn Mills Cawood LLC in 2014 to address the runway and other airfield Construction Completed: Jan. 2022 about the work.pavement. Engineer: Goodwyn Mills Cawood LLC Earlier this year, the north Alabama airportWe needed maintenance in several areas, LED Lighting: ADB SAFEGATE unveiled a completely new airstrip with freshHarrison recalls, noting CMDs excitement Runway Grooving: Cardinal/Intl Groovingmarkings and new LED lighting. Moreover,about strategizing with one of the largest & Grinding preliminary plans are in the works to extend itarchitecture and engineering firms in the Concurrent Project: Automated Weatherby 1,000 feet in the future. Southeast at the time. We sat down with our Observation System The runway probably had a couple overlaysengineering group to better understand what System: AWOS III-PT from All Weather Inc. since it was built, but who knows how all thatthe problems were and how we were going to Funding: $250,000 FAA grant all came together, muses Harrison.fix all of those problems.October 2022AirportImprovement.com'