Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Taxiway B Extension

SOLUTION

965,000 CY Rock Excavation and Controlled Fill for new Taxiway B and Glide Slope Antennae

MARKET

Airport

TECHNIQUE

Mass Blasting, Mass Earthwork, Utilities, Paving

LOCATION

Wilkes-Barre, PA

This project was to upgrade the airport with a new Taxiway B and Glide Slope Antennae.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport maintains a rock borrow pit on the North side of the property near the Air Control Tower. Leeward mass blasted this borrow pit, constantly monitoring air traffic, vehicle traffic, and vibration levels at the airport and control tower. 965,000 CY of the blasted rock was placed on either side of the existing Runway 4-22 to create a new Taxiway B and a new area for the relocation of the Glide Slope Antennae. Two massive underground storage systems to control storm water were installed consisting of 4,500 LF of 60” diameter HDPE pipe. Storm piping and structures installed along the runway and taxiway were constructed according to strict FAA Guidelines. Airfield lighting and pavement markings were upgraded along the existing taxiway. All work was completed with minimal disruptions to the active international airport air traffic.

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