Runway extension isolates general aviation from air carrier traffic
A runway extension project provided Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport with more flexibility by separating its general aviation flights from air carrier operations, while also decreasing the workload of air traffic controllers by allowing pilots to land closer to their final destinations. Extending Runway 18-36, one of three at the airport, allowed for improved accommodations for larger corporate jets and enabled controllers to use the runway for more business jet traffic while dedicating the other two for air carrier operations. Garver managed contractor operations and surface closure so that two aircraft taxi routes remained available throughout the project in which three construction projects were going on at the same time, and also considered haul routes and the scheduling of surface closures to reduce equipment and aircraft conflicts.
We utilized all LED in-pavement centerline lights and LED runway guard lights, which is the first installation of that type of RGL at an Arkansas airport.Adam Roberson Garver Project Manager