The City of Trail has seen significant growth over the years and decided to expand its regional airport facilities. The project included building a new terminal and re-evaluating the program for the maintenance of airfield pavements. A geotechnical firm had provided an evaluation of the existing airfield in 2012, before an application to the Airport Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) had been submitted by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, who operated the airport at the time. The Trail Regional Airport has since been transferred under the jurisdiction of the City and approved for funding release. The City required an engineering consultant to complete the design and manage the construction contract for the rehabilitation of the airfield pavements. The project included the review of existing pavement condition on Runway 16/34, Taxiway Alpha and apron.
The Trail Regional Airport had to expand its facilities to meet increased demand.