Marana Regional Airport Improvement Project


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Project Description

Marana Regional Airport is beginning a $6M improvement project at the airport in early December 2018. Funding was made possible by the FAA, AZ Dept. of Transportation, and the Town of Marana. The project will be completed in 4 Phases, which were developed to have the least amount of impact on current airport tenants and users. Work hours will be M-F during daylight hours. Construction began on December 10, 2018 and will continue until approximately November 7, 2019.

Improvements Include:

  • Full depth pavement reconstruction of the FBO Apron, General Aviation Parking, and a new Jet Apron Parking Apron (currently the Helicopter Apron).

  • Reconstruction of a portion of Taxiway B (from Taxiway B2 to the Taxiway A/B intersection.

  • Removal of an existing FBO T-hangar building (Building 101).

  • Drainage improvements to the FBO Apron and Jet Apron areas.

  • Lighting upgrades at new and existing taxiway connectors.

  • New pavement markings.

Project Overview (Updated 8/9/2019)

The Marana Regional Airport is 2/3 through its $6M improvement project at the airport. The following information is provided as an update on the project.

 As a review of the overall project – the project is provided using funding made available by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Arizona Department of Transportation, and the Town of Marana. Airport improvements include: 

  • Pavement reconstruction of Building 102 (east side) and Buildings 103, 104 and 105 (west side) (Completed)

  • Pavement reconstruction of Shadeports (Completed.)

  • Pavement reconstruction (full depth) of the Terminal Ramp. (Completed)

  • Pavement reconstruction at General Aviation Parking Ramp and Buildings 105 (east side) 106, and 107 (In progress).

  • New Jet Parking Ramp. (Completed)

  • Reconstruction of Taxiway A/B intersection. (Completed)

  • Reconstruction of Taxiway B from Taxiway A to 500 ft. southwest of Taxiway B2. (Completed)

  • Removal of Building 101. (Completed)

  • Drainage improvements to the Terminal Ramp and the Jet Ramp area. (Completed)

  • Lighting upgrades at new and existing taxiway connectors.

  • New pavement markings.

Current Phasing Schedule

  • Section C2: Dates: 8-12-19 to 11-7-19 – Impacts Building 105 (east side) and Buildings 106 and 107 and the GA Ramp.

Important Notes

  • Phase C construction has an impact on access to tenant hangars and shade parking. The Town of Marana is requesting tenants make arrangements for an alternate aircraft parking/storage location during construction phasing that will impact your hangar.

  • Hangar tenants impacted by C2 please complete your move by August 10, 2019.

  • Pavex can create dirt ramps to individual hangars if desired by the tenant. You will then be able to move aircraft to/from hangar for the majority of the construction time. Aircraft will have to be towed by tenant to closet paved ramp prior to engine start. Pima Aviation will NOT tow aircraft for this purpose. Please contact airport operations if you desire to have a ramp to your hangar. Tenants who elect this option accept all liability for aircraft damage.

  • Hangar tenants will have pedestrian access only to hangars during most of the construction.

  • Only aircraft need to be moved from hangars. Other content does not need to be relocated.

  • Hangar and shade port tenants will not be assessed lease payments from Pima Aviation while aircraft are displaced from their hangar or shade port.

  • Tenants utilizing airport tie downs will be assessed standard monthly tie down fees based on aircraft maximum gross takeoff weight.

  • Parking will be made available at the tie down locations on the General Aviation Ramp and East Ramp during both phases of work. For aircraft owners who desire to park on the General Aviation or East Ramps, please stop by the airport administration office to complete an open tie down permit application or download from this website.

  • Please contact Town of Marana to inform of us your plan. Pima Aviation will be reaching out to tenants to confirm your plans if we don’t hear from you.

  • In the effort to continue to be as safe as possible, please follow all construction signage that is placed onsite.

  • Please watch for construction workers, as well as equipment that are/is entering and exiting the construction area.

  • The Town of Marana and the Marana Regional Airport staff appreciate your patience during these improvements. If you have specific questions or concerns in regards to the project, please call or email Steve Miller, Airport Director, at 520-382-8051 or or if in regards to hangars or shade ports, please call Lisa Wattleworth at 520-682-4300 or

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