It is no surprise that use of the Ennis Big Sky Airport is on the rise, and has been in recent years. In fact, the growth rate has been around 30 percent per year for the last few years, according to Lance Bowser, engineer with Robert Peccia & Associates, the firm that handles engineering and construction on Madison County’s airports.
A project to replace the aprons and taxiways at the Ennis-Big Sky Airport is nearly complete – the paving is finished, and all that is left is striping and lighting, according to Madison County commissioner Jim Hart.
County airports: Twin Bridges project complete, Ennis set for upgrades
On Monday, Aug. 31, the commissioners approved the purchase of the land, which cost $98,000. The commissioners also accepted a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to help cover the cost of the land purchase.
Montana Aeronautics recognizes Twin Bridges Airport
At their regular meeting on Jan. 26, the Madison County commissioners approved two capital improvement plans – one for the Ennis airport and one for the Twin Bridges airport.
A project to replace and extend the runway at the Twin Bridges Airport is midway through construction.
Aug. 6 was the 37th day of construction at the airport – engineer Rick Donaldson with Robert Peccia & Associates said there are less than 70 scheduled days remaining.
The Madison County Commissioners have accepted a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Helena for the construction of the runway at the Twin Bridges Airport, which is scheduled to begin July 1, according to Commissioner Dave Schulz.