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solution means taking into account the unique characteristics
and needs of each airport," said Tim Ward, project manager for
HDR. "In this case, it meant a different construction phasing
approach. It's exciting to see it all come together."
In addition to the safety benefits, LEX hopes to save on
cost by executing the work all at once.
"Instead of weeks and weeks of short night closures and then
trying to safely reopen the airport for traffic each morning, we
can take about three months of paving down to three days by
essentially letting the contractors have the airfield to themselves.
It absolutely saves us time and reduces safety risks with respect to
the requirements for opening and closing an airfield," Day said.
Including two EMAS beds to be installed after the overlay,
Day said that the project is estimated to cost around $44 million.

St. Pete-Clearwater International
Airport
Like SGF, St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is
completing its first pavement rehabilitation of their Runway
18-36 in over a decade to the tune of $25.6 million.
"The last pavement rehabilitation of Runway 18-36 was
in 2008 and with 195 percent increase in air carrier passenger
traffic in the past 10 years, the pavement was showing signs
of medium to severe distress for weathering, longitudinal and
slippage cracking and depressions. Over the past three years, we
have had to perform several emergency repairs on this runway,"
said Tom Jewsbury, PIE's airport director.
Planning for the project began in 2017 with work beginning
in November 2019 and expected to be completed February.
"In order to rehabilitate pavement of our main runway while
maintaining aircraft operations, the secondary runway, Runway
4-22, had to be extended by 100 ft to 6,000 ft to make it long
enough for air carriers to continue to operate at PIE. This
entailed close coordination with several departments of the FAA,
air traffic controllers, our air carriers, and tenants to ensure that
impacts to airport operations were minimized," said Jewsbury
The rehabilitation project will see air traffic temporarily
shifted to noise sensitive communities and temporarily alter
normal flight patterns. As a result, the airport reached out to
local communities early on to educate them about the project
and to inform them of this temporary use of Runway 4-22 for
air carrier operation.
"A media campaign was also initiated prior to the closure of
Runway 18-36 so the community was not caught by surprise
and understood that this was a temporary shift of air carrier
operations to Runway 4-22," Jewsbury said.
And while it may impact their neighbors slightly in the
short term, the project is much needed at PIE to enhance the
safety of the facility to our aviation community and passengers
and upgrade the runway to current FAA standards
"The project is unique because it could have drastically
impacted the airport's ability to support our air carriers, US
Coast Guard, and other tenants if we were unsuccessful in
getting approval to extend our secondary runway, Runway
4-22, by 100 feet to meet the minimum length for air carrier
operations," said Jewsbury. "If this would not have happened,
the cost of the project would have been significantly higher
as we would have had to construct at night and re-open the

The work at PIE airport in action.
ST. PETE-CLEARWATER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

runway the next morning. But due to the extraordinary efforts
of airport personnel and the engineer of record - KimleyHorn - the team was able to work closely with the FAA to
accomplish this task." 

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business

Inside the Fence: A Cold November Rain
Industry Update
Airport 5G Moves form Concept to Reality
Making Strides on Diversity and Inclusion in Aviation
How the Industry is Working to Combat COVID-19
Paving the Airfield
Airport Guru: Clearing the Air About Exclusive Rights at Airports
Legal Matters: Leasing Pitfalls in and Around Airports
The Right Stuff
Layer Surveillance Radar Technology into Physical Security Solutions for Real-Time Detection of Threats at Airport Sites
Product Profile: Go Quiet, Go Smooth, Go Big with Schweiss Hydraulic Doors
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Airport Business - Inside the Fence: A Cold November Rain
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Airport Business - Industry Update
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Airport Business - Airport 5G Moves form Concept to Reality
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Airport Business - Making Strides on Diversity and Inclusion in Aviation
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Airport Business - How the Industry is Working to Combat COVID-19
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Airport Business - Paving the Airfield
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Airport Business - Airport Guru: Clearing the Air About Exclusive Rights at Airports
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Airport Business - Legal Matters: Leasing Pitfalls in and Around Airports
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Airport Business - The Right Stuff
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Airport Business - Layer Surveillance Radar Technology into Physical Security Solutions for Real-Time Detection of Threats at Airport Sites
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Airport Business - Product Profile: Go Quiet, Go Smooth, Go Big with Schweiss Hydraulic Doors
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