Airfield Construction

Updated 4/25/2022


2021 Projects

Airport Master Plan

Paine Field is currently in the middle phases of an update to the Airport Master Plan. The process is expected to be complete in 2023.  The updated plan will ensure projects planned in the next ten years result in the safe and effective utilization of airport land and efficient use of local and federal funds for the development of the airport.  As the process progresses, updates can be found here.

2022 Airside projects

Taxilane E reconstruction

Aerial of Taxilane Echo with reconstruction project area highlighted in yellowPaine Field plans to reconstruct the western half of Taxilane E during the 2022 construction season to address the poor pavement condition and meet the needs of its tenants and users. The project is funded primarily by a $5.5 million AIP grant from the FAA.

Taxilane E was originally built in the 1940’s and last paved in 1989. The center will be rebuilt in concrete, outer areas will be asphalt.  Permit for the project was issued in 2021 and construction contract has been awarded. Construction is scheduled to begin in June 2022.

Taxiway AA and Runway Guard Lighting

Contractors will correct a "hot spot" issue at the north end of the main runway in 2023. The project entails revising lighting and markings to close the direct Taxiway A / Taxiway AA connection and allow the runway hold positions to be moved to a more standard location. This project is currently under design.

East General Aviation Apron

The East General Aviation Apron asphalt will be milled and a new asphalt overlay will be applied. This pavement was constructed in 1986 and has not repaved since. The project is currently under design. 

Main Runway Rehabilitation

The airport is expecting to rehabilitate the main runway in approximately three to five years. The runway is in decent condition, but routine maintenance work has identified bubbling on the asphalt surface during hotter summer months. The airport's maintenance division is able to level the bubbles as they occur. Over time the bubbles are expected to shorten the useful life of the runway and will result in the need to repave.

2022 Landside projects

Minuteman Drive and 112th St SW repaving

Minuteman Drive and 112th St SW repaving will be completed in April 2022. Snohomish County Solid Waste is funding a portion of this project. Paving schedule including detours will be shared as soon as it is available. Associated sidewalk work, including ADA sidewalk ramps and curbs, was completed in 2021.

Lighting and sidewalk improvements

Contractors will install pedestrian lighting and parking lot lighting in front of the Ranger Bldg. and Alaska building.  We will also be doing sidewalk/crosswalk improvements to the parking lot between Alaska and the Airport Admin building.

C-3 and C-5 parking lot project

Building and signage standards

Paine Field is preparing to adopt updated tenant and building signage standards. Continuation of the work we’ve been doing since terminal/commercial service to modernize the look and get the signage consistent with recently updated terminal wayfinding signage.  Airport will also be adopting updated tenant sign guidelines to increase consistency across the airport

YMCA demolition

The YMCA building between Commando Rd and the Boeing facility on the south end of the airfield will be demolished in 2022. The demolition will open that area up for redevelopment.

2023 Airside projects

Inner Terminal Ramp (Terminal Apron)

Paine Field will convert the central portion of the terminal apron to concrete to accommodate larger and more frequent passenger aircraft traffic as the airport grows. The project was permitted in 2021 and was anticipated to be constructed in 2022. Construction is now estimated in 2023. The project will be funded by passenger facility charges (PFCs).