2022 Snow Removal Broom Vehicle
In early 2022, LNK acquired a new Front-Mounted Broom Vehicle to replace a more than 25 year-old sweeper. During snow events, large broom vehicles (sweepers) like these are used to sweep snow off of runways, taxiways, and aprons. Sweepers are also used throughout the rest of the year to remove sand, dirt, or debris off of pavement used by aircraft.
LNK Master Plan
A Master Plan is a 20-year planning document used to guide the developments and improvements that need to be completed at the airport to maintain standards and meet future aviation demand as the airport grows. The airport is currently undergoing a complete update of our Master Plan and is expecting to finish it in early 2024. To see publicly available reports from the Master Plan, the current schedule, and information on public meetings, go to https://lincoln.airportstudy.net/.
Amen Building Parking Lot Reconstruction
The Harry J. Amen General Aviation Building is a single-story office building located at the South end of the General Aviation area on the East side of the airport. The building is home to offices for the Aeronautics Division of the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), FAA Flight Standards, some Lincoln Airport Authority staff, and other tenants. The concrete parking lot wrapping around the building has been deteriorating in some areas and has been in need of replacement. As part of a multiphase project to address this problem, about one third of the parking lot was reconstructed in 2016. The next phase of reconstruction, focusing on the Northernmost third of the parking lot, is currently in development. Construction is expected to take place in 2023.
North Park Road Rehab
North Park Road wraps around the East and North sides of the airport and is the sole connection to all General Aviation activities and hangars. Tenants, employees, passengers, and visitors rely on this road to access the many facilities and services available in the growing General Aviation area. The road was last resurfaced over 30 years ago and had reached the end of its useful life. The asphalt surface had many cracks and numerous bumps, depressions and potholes had developed. A project was completed in Fall 2022 to resurface the road and rehabilitate the pavement.
General Aviation Parking Project
General Aviation has continued to grow at the airport, and vehicle parking stalls on the East side of the airport have become more limited. To provide more parking stalls, two new parking lots were constructed off Kearney Avenue, just West of the existing T-Hangars. These parking lots added almost 100 total stalls. Construction was completed in early Fall 2021.
Kearney Street Reconstruction
Kearney Street is one of the East-West roads on the West side of airport that connects traffic from 38th Street to the industrial businesses to the East. In the last few months of 2020, this road was reconstructed with new concrete pavement.
38th Street Resurfacing Project
38th Street is a main North-South road through the airport’s Industrial Park, as well as the connector to North Park Road that forms the main route between the East and West sides of the airport. Over a number of years, the entire road was resurfaced with new asphalt, completed in three separate phases. The last two phases of this work were completed in the Spring of 2020.
Cell Phone and Employee Lot Reconfiguration Project
The South portion of the Terminal Parking Lot was reconfigured in the Fall of 2020 to create a dedicated Cell Phone Lot (waiting area for vehicles prior to picking up passengers at the Terminal) and an Employee Parking Lot. Both parking lots are accessed from Adams Street (Terminal Loop Road). Cell Phone Lot users can now conveniently exit the parking lot using the same entrance point and easily head to the Terminal, while users of the Employee Lot can follow the exit at the West end of the Cell Phone Lot to easily access southbound Adams Street.
Terminal Loop Resurfacing Project
Adams Street (Terminal Loop Road) is the main road used to access the Terminal Building and adjacent parking lots. This pavement is planned to be resurfaced with new asphalt in 2022. The work will be completed in two main phases, with critical work in front of the Terminal building being completed overnight. Access to the Terminal Building, parking lots, and the parking garage will be maintained at all times.
Runway Intersection Pavement Repair Project
The intersection of Runway 18/36 and Runway 14/32 is essentially the most critical intersection at the airport. Any repair work done in that intersection affects both of the airport’s largest runways. In early 2020, some of the asphalt pavement on Runway 18/36 began to experience significant deterioration and was rapidly becoming a safety concern. In the Fall of 2020, asphalt resurfacing was completed near the intersection to restore the pavement.
Offutt AFB Temporary Beddown Improvements
In early 2021, the 55th Wing from Offutt Air Force Base began operating out of the Lincoln Airport while their lone runway in Bellevue, Nebraska was reconstructed. In preparation for their relocation, a handful of major improvements and additions were constructed on the West side of the airport. Starting in early 2019 and wrapping up at the tail end of 2020, the construction included asphalt resurfacing of over 240,000 SY on the West Ramp (almost 50 acres!), rehabilitating an existing aircraft hangar originally built in 1942, building offices and workspaces for hundreds of airmen and women, and the construction of a new 33,000 SF fabric hangar. The 55th Wing is expected to operate out of Lincoln Airport until Fall of 2022.
Taxiway 'A' & Taxilane 'K' Improvements
From August to December of 2021, two segments of pavement on the General Aviation side of the airfield received significant improvements. Taxiway ‘A’ (Alpha) is the parallel taxiway to Runway 17/35, sitting just West of the East Apron. A portion of this taxiway’s older pavement was in need of repair/rehabilitation and was milled and overlaid with new asphalt. Taxilane ‘K’ (Kilo), running East-West and extending off the East edge of the East Apron, is the sole connection to numerous hangars and is vital to some commercial businesses and private pilots. The pavement in this area, first built in the early 1960s, had been experiencing significant cracking and deterioration in the last few years. The taxilane pavement was completely removed and reconstructed with new concrete pavement. Although the construction necessitated temporary closures, the work was able to be completed in phases that allowed daily access in-and-out from the East Ramp to the hangars.
Front End Loader/Ramp Plow
Front End (or Front-Wheel) Loaders are used around the airport to remove snow from ramp and terminal areas, such as around passenger loading bridges. In early 2021 the airport acquired a new Front End Loader with a 20-foot wide Ramp Plow attachment replacing a more than 20 year-old loader.