The primary runway at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport has deteriorated from age, use, and fatigue. Most of the runway pavement has exceeded its intended 20-year design life. It requires continuous maintenance and repair.
As the primary runway it is essential that Runway 2-20 is maintained in good condition. This will ensure the Airport continues to be a premier general airport for the Northern Illinois region by continuing to accommodate a full range of general aviation and corporate traffic. The purpose of the proposed improvements are:
Improve the serviceability and 20-year useful life of the runway pavement with a comprehensive pavement rehabilitation project.
Eliminate foreign object damage to increase aircraft safety.
Maintain and improve the skid resistance of the runway by grooving the new bituminous pavement.
Construction plans are complete and the project is slated for bid on July 31, 2020, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) permitting. The project is expected to take 45 days to complete. Construction is will begin in Summer 2021.