Saturday, February 25, 2012

Provincetown Municipal Airport (KPVC): Provincetown selectmen award contract for work

PROVINCETOWN —  Jacob’s Engineering has been awarded a $1.3 million contract to provide the environmental assessment, design and permitting associated with the multi-faceted capital improvements project at the Provincetown Airport.

The improvements to the airport include upgrading the taxiway system, resurfacing the runway and taxiway, upgrading the parking system for both airplanes and vehicles, and installing a security and wildlife fence that will stretch around 85 percent of the perimeter of the airport property.

Ninety-five percent of the funding for the proposed changes comes from the Federal Aviation Administration. The state and the town each chip in 2.5 percent. Provincetown’s share of this contract is $32,626, funding that is already set aside in the Airport Enterprise Fund.

The environmental assessment, design and permitting constitute phase four of the project. Last fall selectmen voted to accept the FAA’s $1.254 million grant. On Monday night the board approved Airport Manager Arthur “Butch” Lisenby’s request to award the contract to Jacob’s Engineering, a firm located in Boston.

Planning for the project has been going on for five years already, and this next phase is expected to take a year. The actual construction is expected to cost up to $6 million by itself and could take up to 10 years to complete, depending on how the funding is spread out.

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