Proposed Silvernail Road
Relocation Project to Meet FAA Safety Requirements
County Airport is working in coordination with state and local agencies on a
project that will relocate a portion of Silvernail Road to enable the airport
to comply with Runway Safety Area (RSA) requirements of the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA). The environmental planning stage of this project is nearing
completion. The project design and coordination is scheduled for 2017-2018 and
construction will take place 2018 - 2020.
RSAs are the areas surrounding each runway that are
smoothly graded, and capable of supporting the passage of an aircraft in the
event of a departure from the runway on takeoff or landing. Currently,
Silvernail Road encroaches on the Runway 10 RSA by as much as 500 feet on the
west, and Pewaukee Road encroaches on the Runway 28 RSA by as much as 400 feet
on the east, which clearly does not meet the standard. To resolve the problem,
the airport has been working with its engineering consultant, state and county
agencies to develop a solution that will bring the RSA into compliance and
minimize impact on the neighborhood.
In considering combinations of roadway and airfield
modifications, a realignment of Silvernail Road, together with a 400-foot
westerly shift of Runway 10-28, has been identified as the best approach for
the airport, the neighborhood and the environment. The relocation of Silvernail
Road will have minimal impact on traffic surrounding the airport and no impact
on airport operations. However, it will have an impact on six properties
directly adjacent to the airport to the west. It will also result in some adjusted
height restrictions for properties to the west of Grandview Road. We are
working with the affected property owners on a case-by-case basis.
The Waukesha County Airport will maintain proactive
communication with the community throughout the project. You can stay informed
through the following communication channels:
Neighbors with specific
questions or concerns may contact Waukesha County Airport management at
262-521-5250 or email@example.com.
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS AND NOTICE OF
AVAILABILITY OF A PRELIMINARY ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED RUNWAY
SAFETY AREA IMPROVEMENTS OF THE WAUKESHA COUNTY AIRPORT
Waukesha County Airport – Proposed
Runway 10/28 Safety Area Improvements
A Preliminary Environmental Assessment
(EA) document has been prepared which evaluates a proposed County Airport
improvement project, in accordance with Federal Law. The project includes the following:
This project does include wetland
Copies of the document are available for
review at the Waukesha County – Department of Public Works Office at 515 W.
Moreland Blvd (#220), Waukesha, WI; the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin
Avenue, Waukesha, WI; and on the following internet FTP site: ftp://WaukeshaPEA:UES2017mh@ftp.meadhunt.com.
A concurrent Public Hearing/Public
Information Workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 29th, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
at the Waukesha County Expo Center at 1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI. The purpose of the workshop is to provide the
public with information on the EA and the opportunity to speak with County
personnel and their consultant. All
interested persons are invited to attend and to present concise, relevant oral
and written statements concerning the economic, social and environmental
effects of the development and its consistency with the goals and objectives of
each affected areas land use or planning strategy.
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