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Merrill Field Airport Master Plan Update and Noise Study


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Message from the Manager

Welcome to the Merrill Field (MRI) Airport Master Plan (AMP) and Noise Study web site.  The AMP update will serve as a blueprint for development at Merrill Field for the next 20 years and this site will serve as your portal to the planning process.  The project team encourages your participation in the process.  Over the course of the plan, please visit this site frequently to learn about upcoming events, review and comment on the latest planning documents, receive updates on the planning process, sign-up for newsletter updates, and provide general feedback. Your input is valued and I look forward to your participation in this important planning process for Merrill Field.
—Paul Bowers, A.A.E., Airport Manager

Final Noise Exposure Map Update

Final Noise Exposure Report

Final Noise Exposure Report Appendices

Final Noise Exposure Report Maps

Public Meeting Information

If you missed our October 22nd public meeting, you may review the documents presented below. You may also obtain hard copies of the Noise Exposure Maps and Reports at the following locations:

HDR Alaska, Inc.
2525 C Street, Ste. 305
Anchorage, AK 99503

Merril Field Airport Manager's Office
800 Merrill Field Drive
Anchorage, AK 99501

Mountain View Library
120 Bragaw St.
Anchorage, AK 99504

Loussac Library
3600 Denali Street
Anchorage, AK 99503

Public Meeting Documents:

Requirements Analysis


Community Focus Description

Community Focus Alternatives Map


Economic Drivers Description

Economic Drivers Alternatives Map


Existing Trends Description

Existing Trends Alternatives Map


Safety Standards and Asset Preservation Description

Safety Standards Alternative Map

Project Overview

The AMP Update and Noise Study will be completed in two phases.

Phase 1

Phase 1 will:

  • Identify airport issues that need to be addressed
  • Inventory existing engineering and environmental conditions on the airport
  • Quantify baseline airport operations and activity
  • Forecast future operations and activity
  • Measure baseline noise levels and model future noise levels
  • Review the airport against FAA development requirements and standards
  • Develop draft alternatives to resolve issues and meet existing and future needs
  • and most importantly, involve members of the public, airport users, and businesses in shaping the plan!

Phase 1 final products will culminate in a technical report that documents all the findings and lays out the future development scenarios for consideration and input.

Phase 2

The results of Phase 1 will be used to establish the approach for Phase 2.  Phase 2 will refine and evaluate the alternatives, allowing MRI management to select a preferred plan for future development.  The decision will consider environmental, engineering, cost, and public input to select the preferred alternative. These decisions will be documented in a draft AMP and set of engineering drawings (layout plan). 

Ultimately, the draft AMP and layout plan drawing will be presented through the plan adoption cycle at the MOA, with review by the Municipal Airports Aviation Advisory Commission (MAAAC) and hearings in front of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Assembly, and Mayor. Once the plan has been adopted by the MOA the airport layout plan will be sent to the FAA for signature.










    • Merrill Field
    • Director: Paul Bowers
    • 800 Merrill Field Drive, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-6303