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Airside Pavement


Since 1992, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) has been responsible for the planning, design, and construction of airport improvements at six airports that are recognized as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).  Rhode Island’s State Airport System is important to businesses throughout the entire state, and it allows the public the ease of travel to connect to the rest of the country and the world. 

Timely and appropriate maintenance and strategic rehabilitation are essential for the pavement asset, since repair costs can increase significantly as pavement conditions deteriorate.  Airport pavement distresses can also contribute to the development of loose debris and decreased ride quality, which can both be safety concerns for aircraft operations.  FAA grant assurances require airports to have a pavement management program in place for all projects that are to be funded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and with revenue from the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program. This direction is provided in FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5380-7B ‘Airport Pavement Management Program (PMP)’.

Recognizing the importance of airport pavements to safety and the investment they represent, RIAC implemented a Statewide Airside Pavement Management Program (APMP) for the benefit of the six airports in the Rhode Island system.  This included a pavement condition assessment performed by Kimley-Horn and Associates; identifying pavement-related maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) needs and associated costs; and prioritizing the needs over the next 10 years. 

The results of this program for the six RIAC airports can be utilized by RIAC and the FAA to identify, prioritize, and schedule pavement maintenance, repair, and major rehabilitation projects.   

As always, long-term inclusion in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) reflects an aspirational project that is not guaranteed to be undertaken or completed within a specific timeframe.

RIAC Executive Summary_FINAL_July 2021.pdf

BID-AIR_RIAC_2019_APMP_REPORT_Updated July 2021.pdf





PVD Final_Updated July 2021.pdf