Shelter Cove Airport

Owner/Sponsor: Resort Improvement District #1

9126 Shelter Cove Road, Whitethorn, CA 95589



Runway rehabilitation and project completed December 12, 2011 with the second coat of striping paint.

The Runway Rehabilitation Project was substantially complete by contractor Mercer-Fraser in November with a new 2-inch asphalt overlay on the active runway.  Funding for the project came from a $499,000 grant from Caltrans and more than $50,000 from Resort Improvement District #1.  Consultants Mead & Hunt provided the contract documents and inspection services during construction.

The District also paid an extra $30,000 for resurfacing six parking spaces. Three of the spaces were overlaid with 2.5-inches of asphalt and three spaces were overlaid with crushed asphalt grindings taken from the runway transition joints.  The grindings were graded, rolled and sealed with emulsion. This work was not part of the grant funded base bid and required 100% funding by District reserves.

Striping and punch-list items are scheduled for December - Check the FSS for NOTAM

Striping (11-14,15,11):

Tie-Down Area Paving Change Order Extra (11-10,11-11): 3 Spaces Overlay, 3 Spaces filled/rolled with AC grindings:


Runway Overlay (11-9,10-11):

Pavement Repair (11-8-11):

Preconstruction Photos (11-7-11): Click on thumbnail photos to enlarge, use back button to return.

Contractor's Proposed Schedule (Weather Permitting):

September 28, 2011: Notice to Proceed with Mobilization

September 16, 2011:

August 21, 2011 Update:

May 2011 Update:

   Both access roads to the airport were paved by Sundberg Construction as a change order addition to the parking lot project.


APRIL 2011 Update:

      District staff coordinated with Caltrans and consultants Mead & Hunt to take advantage of the Airport Improvement grant of $399,000 recently awarded for the Shelter Cove Airport.  A proposal from Mead & Hunt will be presented to the District Board on May 19th for authorization to proceed with Plans and Specifications for the project.


2009/10 UPDATE: Photos of asphalt repair efforts  (click to enlarge then use back button to return)


April 2007 - PDF photo of airport from direct above part 1

April 2007 - PDF photo of airport from direct above part 2

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