Mansfield Municipal Airport: Obstruction Removal

Gale provided airport planning and engineering services for the removal of obstructing vegetation in the Runway 14, 22, and 32 approach surfaces.


Mansfield Municipal Airport: Obstruction Removal

Bog Mat


  • Substantial vegetation removal in wetlands, including areas in or near Back Bay Brook in Mansfield, MA and a vernal pool in the Town of Norton, MA
  • Required acquisition of avigation easements over 6 residential parcels
  • Clearing on Airport, town streets, residential properties, and Interstate 495 Right-of Way


Gale’s Solution

  • Mansfield Municipal Airport:

    Obstruction Clearing

    Prepared funding applications, project justification, scope of work, and budget

  • Acquired avigation easements over residential parcels to remove trees
  • Coordinated vegetation removal and restoration activities with each property owner and officials from Mansfield and Norton, MA
  • Installed effective erosion control measures throughout the 37-acre project site
  • Installed a temporary bridge crossing Back Bay Brook with approval from the local Conservation Commission
  • Utilized bog mats to access vegetation in wetland areas to minimize impacts
  • Monitored removal and restoration activities
  • Conducted aerial mapping and Aeronautical Study to re-authorize nighttime IFR operations
  • Prepared As-Built Plans for FAA approval
  • Provided construction phase services