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.
Eutaw Construction was awarded the Nissan ILC Roadway contract from Nissan North America. This project involves the construction of a new access roadway and bridge needed to serve Nissan’s new ILC Facility. Since the project is located inside Nissan’s facility, the transportation of ± 30,000 cubic yards of embankment material is the biggest challenge. Eutaw’s scope of work includes clearing & grubbing, earthwork, storm drainage utilities, and the placement of aggregate base material. While other scopes of work, that will be completed by subcontractors, include the installation of a new 140 linear feet, triple-span concrete bridge, asphalt and concrete paving, striping, guardrails and a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) fence. Due to the site being inside a FTZ, careful consideration and planning is required for fence installation, work zones, and access.