The new general aviation apron at Riverton Regional Airport. On the right is the Airport Fire Station. (Ernie Over photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Chairman of the Riverton Regional Airport Board and Airport Operations Director Paul Griffin toured the recently upgraded General Aviation Apron at the airport this morning. Jim Matson was shown the newly paved apron, entrance gate and taxiway C improvements just after 8 a.m.
The work was completed last month to replace the oldest section of asphalt at the airport, which had begun disintegrating. It was first laid down sometime in the 1960s. The apron in question was located in front of the Airport Fire Station. A new concrete pad was added in front of the fire station as well.
“They still have to come back and do some milling in a few spots,” Griffin said, noting several puddles on the new pavement that did not drain. “They’ll have to mill down those high spots for proper drainage.” Griffin also said several new directional signs were added to the taxiway areas, directing General Aviation traffic to the Fixed Base Operator area and commercial traffic to the terminal area.
While the tour was underway, a Lime Green Air flight arrived at the airport, with delivery of packages for UPS. “They fly in twice a day, one in the morning and once in the evening,” Griffin said.
Photos by Ernie Over, Click to enlarge