LIT Fast-Track Lighting Upgrades

Little Rock, Arkansas


Fast-Track Lighting Upgrades

When the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport needed to replace the Runway 4R-22L centerline lights, Garver put together a plan that minimized impact on airport operations, which was integral considering one of the airport’s three runways was already closed for construction. Garver’s plan included replacing old incandescent fixtures with new LED fixtures, which led to energy savings while upgrading the quality and lifespan of the lighting fixtures. Also included in the project was full-depth runway and taxiway pavement repair, 165,000 linear feet of concrete pavement joint resealing, 52,000 linear feet of airfield lighting cable, and new pavement markings. An “overcome all” clause allowed work on nights, weekends, and holidays, which led to completion in 55 days, well under the 75-day maximum. 

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By replacing the old incandescent lights with LED lights, the airport significantly upgraded the quality and lifespans of its lighting systems. Garver’s ongoing relationships with the airport and the FAA made it so improving the safety of the pilots and passengers who use one of the state’s busiest runways went smoothly and stayed under budget.
Eric Farmer Garver Aviation Electrical Director

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