KSA was selected for a five year, general services agreement by the Vicksburg Tallulah Regional (VTR) Airport. In an effort to secure airport facilities, reduce the need for ongoing maintenance and diminish the presence of unwanted intruders like burrowing animals (and humans), KSA designed a replacement perimeter fence and gates. The project scope included over 5,000 linear feet of six-foot chain-link security fence and over 9,000 linear feet of eight-foot wildlife exclusion fencing with seven new 16-foot double swing gates. We also designed a new manual slide gate at the apron entrance from VTR Airport Road.
Before design began, we had to obtain environmental clearance for the project by completing and submitting the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) CATEX form. The CATEX form serves as a screening process to evaluate the impact of projects and determine whether a categorical exclusion is appropriate or if an environmental assessment is necessary. In this case, thankfully, a categorical exclusion was granted. To reduce construction and maintenance costs, we met with the airport to avoid water crossings as well as trees and vegetation growing into the existing fence or on neighboring properties. Taking the time to work around these areas will save money on clearing and grubbing.
We coordinated with the FAA to make sure the project was designed in time for construction funding. The Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport has a great deal of trust in KSA because of our expertise and responsiveness to their needs.
KSA Services Provided
Key KSA Staff
Craig Phipps, P.E., Principal-in-Charge
Jonathan N. Farmer, P.E., Project Manager
Richard Hall, Resident Project Representative
Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport
Start: May 2015
End: June 2016
Cost: $ 213,591 (bid)
Start: Dec 2016 (est)
End: March 2017 (est)
5,745 linear feet of six-foot chain-link security fence
9,393 linear feet of eight-foot wildlife exclusion fence