Aggressive construction strategy maintains operations at busy airport
To reconstruct the runway pavement at one of the busiest single-runway aviation airports in the nation, Garver specified full-depth reconstruction in three areas and a full-length asphalt overlay on the 7,200-foot-long runway at Addison Airport. The runway serves approximately 100,000 operations per year, and such traffic volume required an aggressive approach, including mid-runway partial reconstruction over two weekends, fast-track construction solutions, and non-destructive pavement testing that helped the airport save $4 million. The project also included runway safety area grading and drainage improvements to meet FAA standards, high-intensity runway edge lights, a MALSR approach lighting system, runway guard lights, distance remaining and runway hold signs, and the airfield lighting control and maintenance system.
We built in contingencies for the contingencies when it came to scheduling construction so that we’d meet all milestones and interim deadlines. Our construction observers did an outstanding job of thinking ahead and staying in front of the construction’s progress.Frank McIllwain Texas Aviation Director
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