The Springbank Airport project included runway extensions and widening, overlay of existing taxiways and aprons, and the installation of the forestry apron for water bombers. This project grew from the award of a $1M project to and additional 12M in change orders. Later in the year, additional groundwork worth $9M was added to the contract.
Work began in April 2006 and various strict deadlines administered by NAV Canada were met throughout the season. Quantities included 90,000 sq. metres of sub grade preparation, 300,000 cu. metres of dirt moved, 125,000 tonnes of gravel layed, and 60,000 tonne of asphalt material.
Carmacks has extensive experience in building and repairing airports many of which have been in the �North country�. Over the last few years, completed airport projects included Ft. Smith, NWT; LaRonge Airport, Saskatchewan; Fort St. John Airport, B.C.; Points North Landing Airport, Saskatchewan, Manning Airport, Alberta and more recently, the Inuvik airport for Government of the Northwest territories, and Norman Wells Airport, Transport Canada and Gov�t of the Northwest Territories.