Reconstructing 6,000 Ft. of Airport Runway Without Closure

Challenge

The Jackson Hole Airport needed to resurface their entire runway. But they couldn’t shut down operations while the work was done.

Solution

The SEH project team reconstructed the runway using carefully phased process so that neither the airport nor the 300,000 passengers that fly into the area each year were unaffected. The runway closed down at 10:00 p.m. for work, and opened again at 6:00 a.m. Each night, asphalt on a 6,300 ft. lane was removed then repaved. Finally, runway markings were replaced every night, making the runway ready for the first flight of the day at 6:00 a.m.

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Project
Jackson Hole Airport Runway Reconstruction

Location
City of Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Client
Jackson Hole Airport

Services

  • Airport Planning
  • Program Management
  • Pre-design and Feasibility Studies
  • Aviation Engineering and Project Design
  • Construction Services