Spruce Creek Airport

Pavement Evaluation Report for Runway 5-23
Port Orange, FL

Spruce Creek Airport


The Project

Gale was retained by the Spruce Creek Property Owners Association to evaluate the pavement condition of Runway 05-23 at the Spruce Creek Fly-In Airport and to provide opinion(s) and options for repair/rehabilitation of the runway pavement.  The 4000’ long by 180’ wide runway was originally built in the 1940s during World War II by the United States Navy to augment their aviation support facilities in Florida.


Gale’s Services

  • Conducted a detailed site evaluation and review of existing documentation, including geotechnical analysis
  • Provided a report and recommendations with detailed cost estimates for the identified alternatives identified
  • Following our analysis, and after discussion with the airport manager and Association members, Gale identified a recommended course of action including a variety of repair and maintenance initiatives to extend the useful life of the existing runway pavement by 5-7 years
  • This innovative approach would enable the airport to avoid an immediate multi-million-dollar rehab project and allow the Association to proactively adjust member assessments to adequately fund the full runway rehab in the future, which was based on our forecasted engineering estimates