Thursday, May 23, 2013

Garver Client Named TxDOT Reliever Airport of the Year

The Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division recently recognized Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth as the 2013 TxDOT Reliever Airport of the Year.

In making its decision, the division cited Meacham’s numerous improvements and strong recovery from a devastating storm last year.

“The airport has made great strides in safety and security improvements with the installation of security cameras and upgrading the facility access system, reconstructing aprons, and development of plans for a new perimeter roadway that will result in 5,000 fewer runway crossings by fuel trucks and airport vehicles annually,” TxDOT said in a press release.

Last month, construction was completed on the Apron A reconstruction project that Garver designed to be built in seven phases to accommodate the operational needs of nearly a dozen tenants. Garver has been providing planning, design, and construction-support services at the award-winning airport for the past three years. Currently, Garver is designing a new west-side parallel taxiway, Runway 17/35 pavement and lighting rehabilitation, and electrical vault upgrades, in addition to developing an electronic airport layout plan (e-ALP) at the airport.

Pictured above with the award, from left to right: Frank McIllwain, Garver vice president and Texas aviation director; Bill Welstead, City of Fort Worth aviation director; Jeff Kloska, Meacham International Airport manager; and Colin Bible, Garver project manager for Meacham International Airport projects.


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