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.
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.
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