The city of Washington is seeking bids to construct a new T-hangar building and perform taxilane paving work at the Washington Regional Airport.

Sealed bids must be received by Thursday, May 31, at 2 p.m. They will be opened and read at that time at city hall.

Copies of the bid documents are available at city hall or can be obtained fromCrawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc. (CMT), the firm designing the work and three other firms.

More information about bid documents can be found in the public notices sections of this issue of The Missourian.

A prebid conference is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, at 10 a.m. at city hall.

The new hangar and taxilane work is expected to cost about $1.2 million, including design and engineering fees.

Since 2009, the city has accumulated approximately $550,000 in nonprimary entitlement grants through the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division, leaving a local match of about $650,000.

The 12-unit T-hangar building, which will be able to house 10 small planes and two large planes, will cost an estimated $575,000.

The hangar will be paid for by the city, which plans to refinance some bonds, according to Brian Boehmer, assistant city administrator.

The city plans to reimburse the fund through rental fees collected from those renting hangar space.

The taxilanes and apron areas around the hangar will make up the remaining costs and be funded by the aviation grants.

Last year, the city awarded separate contracts to CMT to design the hangar and taxilanes.

Under a tentative time line provided by CMT, a contract could be awarded in June and construction could begin in late June.

Based on a 130-calendar day construction schedule, the project could be completed by November.

Currently, the Washington Regional Airport has 20 single hangar units and four large units.

There is a waiting list of more than 24 pilots seeking hangar space, Boehmer said.