Tag Archives: Memphis Municipal Airport

Council Votes to Forgo Beacon Project, Return 2016 Airport Grant Funds 

After discussing a proposal to allocate federal grant monies to relocate and enhance the beacon light at the Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport, the Memphis City Council ultimately decided to return the funds to the government. The federal Airport Improvement Program annually allocated $150,000 in grant funds for the Memphis airport. However the funds must be used […]

Briggs Smith Memorial Airport Pursuing Runway Reconstruction Project for 2020

With deteriorating surface conditions on the existing runway, a new landing surface has become a top priority for the Briggs Smith Memorial Airport west of Memphis. The City of Memphis is currently working to secure federal funding that would allow the construction of a new runway at the facility, possibly as soon as 2020. Through […]

City Council Says No to $500,000 Taxiway Project at Airport

With a price tag of more than half a million dollars, a proposed taxilane pavement project at Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport in Scotland County has once again been voted down by the Memphis City Council. On June 11th the board of aldermen voted 4-0 not to proceed with the project that would have constructed new taxiways […]

Airport Taxiway Bids Expected to Top $500,000

After coming in nearly 200% of budgeted costs last year, a proposal to  update the Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport taxiway went back to the drawing board. The City of Memphis will seek construction bids for the plan engineered by Crawford, Murphy & Tilly to meet state and federal guidelines that are calling for removal of the […]

Airport Project to be Rebid After Lone Proposal Comes in Over Budget  

A proposed project at the Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport near Memphis has been placed on hold after the lone construction bid received by the Memphis City Council came in at nearly 200% of the estimated costs. The council voted 4-0 to reject the bid from Emery Sapp & Sons of Columbia. The bid total of $732,997.25 […]