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Runway Construction Concludes at Boulder Municipal Airport

The Boulder Municipal Airport (BMA) has concluded a $5.5 million runway rehabilitation project ahead of schedule and on budget. Funded entirely by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the project included partial reconstruction of the runway and taxiway system as well as installation of new energy efficient lighting and signage. The runway reopened to the public over the weekend.

BMA is a general aviation airport, providing business, private, recreational and emergency aviation services to the city of Boulder and surrounding communities. The city aims to balance the impacts of airport operations and the needs of airport users with the needs of the community. To do this, the city implements the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan's land use criteria for the area around BMA and determines procedures for aircraft ground operations.

While the ground around the airport is under the city’s jurisdiction, the FAA has exclusive control of airspace in the United States. All airspace users are subject to the FAA's regulations on aircraft and pilot registrations, operational control of aircraft while in the air, traffic patterns, altitude, noise and safety.

For more information about BMA, visit bouldercolorado.gov/airport.