Apron Project Begins at Yakima Airport

Work is underway on a nearly $2 million project to rehabilitate the West General Aviation Apron at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field.

Construction began on Monday, April 22nd, and will continue through June 28th.

The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field is working with Granite Construction and JUB Engineering on the project. It involves the removal and installation of approximately 22,000 square yards of asphalt, replacement of aging airfield lighting, terminal building sewer improvements, and updating the aircraft parking area.

Passengers will still board through Gate 2 during construction. However, they will walk a bit further to embark onto the Alaska Airlines aircraft parked at Gate 3.

“We appreciate the public’s patience as the project proceeds to completion this summer,” said Yakima Airport Director Rob Peterson. “And we appreciate the FAA’s partnership in making this vital apron rehabilitation possible for the City of Yakima.”

Total funding for the project is estimated to be $1.9 million dollars, of which 90 percent is provided by the FAA through a grant. The remaining 10 percent match is funded through the airport’s Passenger Facility Charge program.

No local property taxes or City of Yakima general fund dollars will be utilized during this project.

For more information about the project contact Yakima Airport Director Rob Peterson at 509-575-6149 or rob.peterson@yakimaairterminal.com

Information about flights and services at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field is also available at https://flyykm.com/