Rogers Executive Airport runway recognized for pavement quality

A Garver-led project that provided Rogers Executive Airport with a rehabilitated runway ahead of an already aggressive timetable has won a national award recognizing the project for its pavement quality.

Rogers Executive Airport runway recognized for pavement quality

Garver provided planning, environmental, design, and construction phase services for the project that completely rehabilitated Runway 2-20, highlighted by a construction phase that covered eight days and finished 24 hours ahead of schedule. The project was recently awarded the Ray Brown Airport Pavement Award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association for the highest-rated airport pavement in the nation.

“This project has provided a growing airport with a new runway surface that meets a need for its growing client base,” said Garver Project Manager Adam White. “Because of these changes, the airport can now handle a more diverse mix of aircraft, and thanks to a combined effort between Garver’s Aviation and Construction Services teams, the contractor, and airport staff, operations were affected for only a week.”

Rehabilitation of the airport’s lone runway consisted of full reconstruction of the runway keel section and a mill and overlay of the remaining runway surface. With these improvements, Runway 2-20 can now support aircraft up to 100,000 pounds. Construction included 76,000 square yards of milled surface, 14,000 tons of asphalt, 19,000 linear feet of pavement edge drains, and full rehabilitating of the runway lighting circuit, including new four-box LED PAPI systems.

To make sure the airport’s operations were affected as little as possible, Garver’s Construction Services Team worked with personnel from Emory Sapp & Sons around the clock on 12-hour shifts, with daily meetings to address project progress.

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