Reconstruct, Light, Sign & Mark Runway 16-34 Replace NAVAIDS
The 11,322-foot-long runway pavement at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease had exceeded its 20-year lifespan. The bituminous portion was exhibiting natural aging distress while the concrete sections were cracking due to swelling caused by alkali-silica reactions. Pavement reconstruction was necessary to ensure continued safe operations for the general public and the New Hampshire Air National Guard’s (NHANG) missions. Hoyle, Tanner and our project team partners fulfilled PDA’s needs through a collaborative design environment allowing Runway 16-34 to reopen 30 days ahead of schedule and $2.8 million under budget.