Background

In 2010, the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) began reconstruction of its primary runway, Runway 11/29. The project initially involved the reconstruction of the keel section but was expanded to include the entire runway and the intersection with Runway 5/23 after obtaining favorable bids for the initial work.

Approach

Our construction management team provided on-site management, administration and resident engineering services for CAE. The project included critical schedule components to minimize impacts to United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) operations during the busy holiday season. Foth worked with CAE, the FAA, UPS Engineering, UPS Network and Planning, and the project’s contractor to coordinate the reopening of Runway 11/29 in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Results

Following the holiday season, the Runway 11/29 threshold was displaced for the reconstruction of the Runway 11/29 and Runway 5/23 intersection. The intersection was reopened within 25 days, following complete pavement section replacement, new centerline lighting and various site improvements.