Thursday, December 2, 2010

Little Rock National Airport's Runway Extension

Arkansas' largest airport, Little Rock National, has extended Runway 18/36 another 1,100 feet to better accommodate larger corporate jets on its general aviation runway. This enables airfield controllers to use the 6,224-foot Runway 18/36 for more business jet traffic and open up commercial operations on the other airport runways.

This project is featured in Garver's upcoming issue of IQ, our quarterly newsletter. Until then, here are some project numbers that reveal the project's massive undertaking.

  • 3-year project
  • 1,100-foot runway extension
  • 221 airfield light fixtures
  • 2,500 linear feet of relocated four-lane roadway
  • 9,800 linear feet of storm drainage piping and box culverts
  • 62,171 square yards of 13-inch-thick concrete pavement
  • 135,000 square feet of pavement markings (3.1 acres)
  • 300,000 cubic yards of dirt moved
  • $17,000,000 project 

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