Waterbury-Oxford Master Plan
The Waterbury-Oxford Airport (OXC) Master Plan Update (AMPU) provides long-range recommendations for the improvement and development of the Airport. The AMPU includes a detailed report and set of drawings that identify, schedule, and illustrate the projects recommended for OXC during the 20-year planning period.
Waterbury-Oxford Business Plan
The primary objective of this business plan for the Waterbury-Oxford Airport (OXC) is to identify operational and economic development opportunities to assist the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) with optimizing the overall benefits of the Airport for the community it serves.
Waterbury-Oxford Airport Environmental Assessment/ Environmental Impact Evaluation for Obstructions
The CAA conducted a detailed study to evaluate existing obstructions that penetrate the federally protected airspace. These obstructions are primarily trees located near runway ends or located on small hills surrounding the Airport. As a follow-up study, the CAA is reviewing the potential impacts of tree removal, and selective clearing and/or thinning in areas the area that contain airspace obstructions.
Runway Reconstruction Construction Project
The Reconstruct, light and grooved runway 18-36 (approximately 5,800×100’) and construct End Safety areas Project Reconstruction approximately 1,300 feet of runway 18-36 beginning at the north (18) end. This project includes a full depth construction includes taxiway “A”, “B”and “C”, to the extent where maximum allowable longitudinal taxiway grades are to be achieved. The remaining 4,500 feet of the runway will be milled a nominal depth and repaved. The milled section includes Taxiway “E”, “G”, “H” and “A”, to the extent where maximum allowable longitudinal taxiway grades beyond hold lines. In order to achieve a standard runway centerline profile, the runway 18 end is to be raised approximately 5 ½’. Juliano Drive will be realigned to accommodate the new slopes behind the tower.
This Project will address non-conforming Runway Safety areas at each end of the Runway by installing several mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls. A Runway Safety area (RSA) Determination Study was prepared. Seven alternatives were studied. An Engineered Material Arrestor System (EMAS) will also be installed at the end of Runway 36. Juliano Drive and the Runway 36 localizer will be relocated on the Runway 18 end.
The Project Also includes the following:
- New Runway and Taxiway lighting in the work areas
- Replacement of Drainage and structures affected by the rising of runway 18 as well as all drainage and structures within the project area.
- Removal of the Runway Taxiway “A” runway entrance due to non-standard entry angel
- Removal of two connector taxiways to the western apron adjacent to Taxiway “G” to eliminate direct runway access.
This project will commence in Fall 2017 and completion is expected by fall of 2018.