Taxiway A&C North Reconstruction, Taxiway B, C, & T-Hangar Taxilanes

Location: Ankeny Regional Airport – Ankeny, Iowa   Client: Ankeny Regional Airport
Services: Design, Construction Administration and Observation, Survey   Expertise: Aviation

Project Overview

The Ankeny Regional Airport is currently the third busiest airport in the state of Iowa and provides private, corporate, and freight operation aviation services to the greater Des Moines area and Polk County. The Airport wanted to further its mission of providing safe and accessible aircraft accommodations to the surrounding community and tasked McClure with the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Taxiways A, B, C, and seven T-Hangar taxilanes serving T-Hangars A-K.

The existing Taxiway A and C North pavement was originally paved in the early 1990’s and requires reconstruction and updates to the taxiway fillet geometry. Additionally, Taxiways B, C, & T-Hangar Taxilanes are experiencing pavement distressing such as medium severity LTD cracking, D-cracking, and joint seal damage that requires pavement maintenance.

The scope of the project includes removing and replacing the existing concrete pavement of Taxiway A and C North with 8 inches of PCC pavement underlain with 6 inches of aggregate base course placed on 12 inches of cement treated subgrade. Edge lights affected by new pavement construction and updates to fillet geometry are being salvaged and re-installed on new bases. Taxiways B, C, & T-Hangar Taxilanes are being rehabilitated using partial depth and full depth PCC patching and slab replacement methods.

Project Highlights

McClure understands the importance of maintaining operations during construction on an airfield. A well-executed construction phasing plan begins with developing an understanding for the Airport’s specific needs as well as close cooperation with the FAA. The result is a construction phasing plan that minimizes the impact to Runways 18/36 and Runway 4/22. To further accommodate the Airport and its 85 based aircraft in the seven T-Hangars, McClure has conducted numerous coordination meetings with the Airport to develop a phasing plan that allows for the tenants of the T-Hangars to utilize the Airport via a temporary turf taxilane while Taxiway C North is under construction, minimizing the economic impact from construction on the airfield.

Project Manager

Andrew Maysent, PE