Airport Improvements

Improvement Projects at Yampa Valley Regional Airport:

Many exciting improvements are slated throughout 2022-2023

  • Install bag belts to automate the feed to TSA’s new oversize (skis & boards) bag scanner (YVRA funded); project started 4 Apr 22 and was completed 20 May 22
  • Expand commercial aircraft deicing facilities (FAA/State of CO/YVRA funded); will increase deice pads from two to four; reduces aircraft ground times and delays during snowy weather; project started 9 May 22; scheduled to be completed o/a 16 Sep 22
  • Construction of a rental car carwash, two associated rental car storage lots and paving access road to carwash and rental car refueling facility (YVRA & CFC funded); reduces the turn time for rental cars and makes more rental cars available for our customers
  • Remove and replace all three (3) carry-on bag scanners (TSA funded project); new machines are more accurate; should result in less false positives and unneeded searches, and faster passenger processing times
  • Checked baggage scanning facility remediation project (TSA funded project); new configuration should reduce TSA personnel injuries and optimize checked baggage scanning, and reduce scanning times
  • Remove and replace both terminal heating boilers (YVRA funded); new boilers will be small & higher efficiency units
  • Remove and replace baggage claim HVAC unit (YVRA funded); new HVAC unit will be higher efficiency
  • Terminal Area Plan (FAA/State of CO/YVRA funded); Jun 2023 completion will set the stage for next multi-phase/multi-year terminal expansion (planned start in 2024 or 2025)
  • General Aviation Development Plan (FAA/State of CO/YVRA funded); facilitates new on-airport aviation hangars & businesses; adds jobs and tax bas
  • Road, fence and power line relocation, and area grading all programed for 2022 (YVRA funded) in support of the General Aviation Development Plan
  • Update and publish YVRA’s Primary Management and Compliance Documents (YVRA funded); improved documents to more effectively administer airport business operations