Grant County Airport
The Runway 8-26 Rehabilitation project at the Grant County/Silver City Airport was a successful endeavor due to the strong collaborative effort between Grant County, BHI, and the contractor. Through this collaborative effort and a temporary closure, the contractor produced and laid 12,000 tons of hot mix asphalt pavement in only 5 laydown days while cold milling 75,580 square yards of pavement at the same time. The resulting mill and overlay rehabilitated a 20+ year old pavement surface that was failing due to factors such as rutting and pavement raveling, as well as severe block cracking and surface oxidation. The fast-track construction required full-time construction observation and acceptance testing to ensure the construction met rigorous FAA construction technical requirements. The project was completed in just 2 weeks, which is extremely compressed compared to the original 75-day schedule that was approved by the FAA.
Location: Grant County, New Mexico
Client: Grant County