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Community Update Regarding Taxiway A Reconstruction Project

We recently received a question from one of our community members regarding piles of milled asphalt on Oxnard Airport property that are part of the current Taxiway A Reconstruction project. These piles have been mistaken as soil and we’d like to provide clarification regarding concerns expressed to us.

The Taxiway A Reconstruction project at Oxnard Airport began on May 9, 2024, and is anticipated to be complete by the end of July.  The asphalt pavement removed as part of the project generates material called millings or grindings that may be reused on site. The Airport utilizes this material for leveling areas on airport property that are prone to ponding during storm events and for routine weed abatement along fence lines. You may see the milled pavement piled temporarily at various locations on the Airport where the material is planned to be used until it is graded out. 

Prior to construction start, the Airport completed testing of planned excavated soil to characterize the soil for future removal and disposal.  Testing established that the soil excavated during construction activities can be removed from the site as non-hazardous material and will be completely disposed of off-site.

The previously stockpiled material (which is covered by plastic liners) on Airport property east of Ventura Road has been tested and the Department of Airports will be coordinating with the California Regional Water Board regarding the next steps.  The Department of Airports expects to commence removal of the stockpile soil before the end of the year.

Information about the Taxiway A Reconstruction project, including a schedule, phasing and temporary closures, is available on our project website or at this link:  OXR Construction Flyer_V5 (pcdn.co).  You may also check our website for updates or contact our Projects Administrator via email at erin.powers@ventura.org.