Albert J. Ellis Airport

As general consultant for Albert J. Ellis Airport, RS&H’s first major project to be completed was the rehabilitation of Runway 5-23—the the only runway serving the airport. Critical to the design of this runway rehabilitation project was the need to minimize any impacts to scheduled airline operations, despite a 60-hour shutdown to replace a 48-inch drainage pipe under the center of the runway. We used the shutdown as an opportunity to rehabilitate the entire 7,100-foot runway. To meet the aggressive schedule, the contractor deployed two 500-ton-per-hour asphalt batch plants, four paving crews, five milling machines, and more than 30 asphalt rollers, 60 light plants, and 200 trucks. The team placed more than 20,000 tons of asphalt during the shutdown. The GPS-guided pavers were deployed in tandem to reduce the number of longitudinal joints.

Project Related Services:   Engineering | Environmental | Planning | Architecture

Project Information

Location:
Jacksonville, North Carolina

Owner/Client:
Onslow County