WAVERLY, Iowa (KWWL) – Waverly is continuing to make improvements to their airport, including lengthening the runway.
The city began the airport improvements in 2016. In 2017, the city acquired a parcel of land west of Runway 11 from CLAN Properties. Earlier this summer, the city also acquired the “Schmidt parcel” to the north of the runway.
The acquisition of these properties allows for the extension of Runway 11 by 400 feet, bringing it to 3,200 feet.
Both pieces of land require the removed of buildings and trees that would compromise the safety of airport operations.
The cost of design and inspecting, asbestos testing and obstruction removal is expected to cost approximately $174,150. A good portion of this will be covered by an Iowa Department of Transportation Airport Development Grant worth $148,027.
“Waverly has a thriving general aviation airport that supports the local aviation, business and agricultural community,” said Mike Cherry, Director of Public Works and City Engineer for Waverly.