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 Company, Inc. was recently awarded a contract of $24.68 million dollars for the Airfield Modernization Program at the McGhee Tyson Airport.  This will be the first phase of the Airfield Modernization Program, which has an overall estimate of $100 million dollars throughout the next 4 years.  To meet current regulations set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Eutaw will perform various scopes of work including, but not limited to: demolition of approximately 3,000 linear feet of center runway 5L-23R, connecting taxiways and all correlating drainage, electrical and navigational aid systems; more than 500,000 cubic yards of unclassified excavation and embankment; more than 6,400 linear feet of RCP drainage piping and more than 22,000 linear feet of 6-inch underdrain piping; 82,000 square yards of 16-inch PCC paving; more than 11,500 tons of asphalt base and surface course paving; extensive electrical and navigational aid (NAVAID) work; abatement and demolition of two buildings (totaling more 31,000 square feet); and ancillary items.

Oxford, Mississippi – University-Oxford East Parallel Taxiway

This project included clearing and grubbing of approximately 55 acres for the taxiway and borrow excavation area, relocation of two structures (tower and electrical vault), the movement of 380,000 CY of select borrow material, 51,000 CY of unclassified excavation, 412 LF of reinforced concrete pipe (15″ and 24″), 240 LF of 23″ x 36″ of arched reinforced concrete pipe, 29,000 SY of 6″ cement treated base, 27,000 SY of 12″ PCC pavement.

Columbus, Mississippi – United States Air Force Base

In short Eutaw’s scope on this project includes the demolition & removal of the existing Center Runway (13C/31C) at Columbus Air Force Base. The runway’s dimensions are approximately 2 miles long by 300′ wide. In addition to demolition of the existing runway, Eutaw was also responsible for excavation, grading, and placing the required stone in preparation for the runway to be re-paved. Also in Eutaw’s scope was installation of all required drainage piping involved with this project. See below for quantities.

  • Overall Project Management and Project Superintendence
  • Develop 91 Acre laydown yard, to include stockpiles of approx. 250,000 tons of stone and a concrete batch plant.
  • Remove and stockpile 85,000 tons of Asphalt Paving
  • Remove and stockpile 50,000 tons of Concrete Paving
  • Over 100,000 CY of excavation and 333,000 SY of ingrade prep
  • Installation of approximately 250,000 tons of stone
  • Installation of approximately 40,000 LF of drainage pipe and appurtenances