KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – PHASE 2 AIRFIELD MODERNIZATION PROGRAM (RUNWAY RECONSTRUCTION) AT MCGEE TYSON AIRPORT

In September 2016 Eutaw Construction was awarded a $22.3 million contract for Phase 2 of Knoxville’s Airfield Modernization Program at the McGee Tyson Airport.   The contract duration is 14 months.

The contract requires rehabilitation of the existing runway to meet the FAA’s line-of-sight requirements.  These requirements are designed to make it easier for pilots to see the entire runway during takeoff and landings.  The runway had a “crown” that needed lowering that limited the line-of-sight.  Approximately 3,500 feet of the runway required demolition and then replaced.

Definable features of the project include:

  • Removing and stockpiling of 210,000 square yards of portland cement concrete (PCC)
  • 80,000 square yards of asphalt removal
  • 10,000 linear feet of storm sewer removal
  • Site demolition
  • 1,126,000 cubic yards of unclassified excavation
  • 17,000 linear feet of reinforced concrete storm drain pipe varying in size from 18” – 60”, including the installation of 33 drainage structures
  • 640 linear feet of 5’ x 12’ concrete box culvert
  • 3,000 linear feet  of 10” ductile iron pipe water main
  • 2,300 linear feet of 6” sanitary sewer force main, including lift station relocation
  • 162,000 square feet of articulating concrete block system for erosion control
  • 6,000 LF of encased duct bank

Eutaw Construction also performed Phase 1 of the Airport Runway Modernization which included a similar scope.  The contract amount for Phase 1 was $24.6 million.