Ocean County Airport
Berkeley Township, New Jersey
Click on Map Key for more information l Future Development Plan - Spring 2012 (PDF)
In accordance with FAA regulations, and in keeping with the 2012 Memorandum of Agreement between the Pinelands Commission and the County of Ocean, approximately 80 acres of vegetative obstructions were topped or removed in the vicinity of Runway 6-24. Tree crown reduction was performed in approximately 75% of the project area. Where tree removal was implemented, minimal ground disturbance occurred. This project augmented Airport safety while minimizing disruptions to wildlife habitation.
Contractor:Downes Tree Service, Inc.
Environmental Consultant:DuBois Environmental Consultants, LLC
Ocean County Airport’s picnic area provides an open-air environment for patrons of the Airpark to congregate and view the airfield. Designed by the Ocean County Department of Planning, the picnic area is situated on the site of the original terminal building.Completed: March 2015
Runway 14-32 is the first new runway to be constructed in New Jersey since 1983. This project is the result of a years-long collaborative effort on the part of the County of Ocean, the FAA, the Pinelands Commission, and other stakeholders. The 3,600 foot asphalt runway was constructed in two phases and incorporated several environmentally protective measures. These included the construction of snake habitats and the transplantation of the rare flowering plant, the Sickle-Leaved Golden Aster, away from the project area. The “Crosswind Runway” has greatly improved safety for pilots of smaller aircraft.
Contractor:C.J. Hesse, Inc.
Environmental Consultant:Amy S. Greene, Inc.
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