Photo of Sunport General Aviation Apron

Aerial View of Completed Project

Owner: City of Albuquerque Aviation Department
Engineer: Molzen-Corbin & Associates
Location of Project: Albuquerque, NM
Contract Amount: $10,435,535
Completion Date: September 2012

This project involved upgrading the General Aviation apron by removing 119,000 square yards of existing asphalt and concrete apron pavement and replacing it with Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP). The PCCP thickness varied from 10.5” to 12” and was placed on 4” of asphalt with 20” of subgrade prep. The project also included replacement of all lighting and striping within the apron and installation of 270 aircraft tie down anchors with associated cables.

Additional work included rebuilding/altering ten existing storm drain drop inlets and manholes.  Two new gate valve controlled storm drain systems were installed to accommodate new fuel truck storage areas.

Significant coordination was necessary to accommodate traffic to and from the various tenants of the General Aviation apron.  Phasing was modified throughout the project that provided efficient access for the tenants while also providing more efficient work areas for the paving.