This $2,200,000 project rehabilitated the full parallel taxiway system to Runway 15-33 including taxiways A, B, C, D, and portions of G and H. Because of heavy user traffic, particularly corporate traffic key to Detroit’s economy, a well-defined Construction Safety Phasing Plan was essential.
The project included pulverize, grade, recompact, and pave approximately two-thirds of the taxiway system and a mill-and-fill process on the northerly one-third. In total, 25,000 tons of bituminous asphalt were placed.
Gordon Bogner, P.E. and Clinton Nemeth, P.E. were the prime design engineers with Clint providing construction engineering/inspection services.
Somat Engineering, Detroit, provided materials testing services.
This project received the 2012 Award of Merit – Airport Projects from the Asphalt Paving Association of Michigan and MDOT.