13,500 Tons of New Pavement in 8 Days for a Downtown Airport Reconstruction

Challenge

SEH worked with the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) to reconstruct the intersection of two runways within the overlapping portions of the runway safety areas as well as taxiway reconstruction and realignments, and airfield signage and wind cone upgrades. Improving safety and operations of this facility plays a critical role in support and growth of the local, regional and state economy.

Solution

An aggressive construction schedule was necessary to minimize impacts to the airfield. The primary runway was shortened in both directions for landings and take-offs, but remained open for the duration of construction. By completing this complex project and including both runway ends, Runways 13 and 14, within the overlapping runway safety areas, it sets the stage for future phases, significantly reducing further impacts to runway operations during reconstruction of the remaining runway lengths for both runways. This project allows the airport to remain functional and operational while future construction is being done – a must for this busy metro area reliever airport.

Features

  • 13, 500 tons of pavement poured in only 8 days
  • Reconstruction and realignment of taxiways and runway intersections
  • Airfield electrical improvements including new taxiway lighting and circuitry

Awards

  • 2018 Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)
  • 2016 Merit Award for Bituminous Surfacing | Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT)
  • 2016 Project of the Year | Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA)
  • 2016 Quality in Construction | National Asphalt Pavement Association

Project
St. Paul Downtown Airport

Location
St. Paul, Minnesota

Client
Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC)  

Services
Construction

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