Missoula International Airport
Assisting the Airport
New Runway Numbers
Paving Maintenance and Painting
Seven-Hour Work Schedule
Missoula International Airport – Runway Resealing and Number Painting
Morrison-Maierle, on behalf of the Missoula International Airport, completed a nearly $1 million project to reseal the surface of both runways and apply new numbers to address the shift in the airfield’s magnetic alignment. The Missoula County Airport Authority awarded the project contract to Maxwell Asphalt. Morrison-Maierle provided an engineer’s estimate and vetted all six of the competing bids.
In order to complete this project, the airport was shut down from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Morrison-Maierle worked with the Missoula airport officials and the air carriers for a year prior to make scheduling adjustments in order to complete this project.
Airport officials found a shift in magnetic alignment on both runways. After analysis and testing, the airport team noted a change of roughly 10 degrees. As a result, the runways were renamed and repainted to accommodate the shift.
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