Bert Mooney Airport Runway Pavement Rehabilitation
Morrison-Maierle produced a design-bid-build project for Butte’s Bert Mooney Airport Authority that included the rehabilitation of the primary runway at the airport. In the fall of 2011, additional discretionary funding became available and the FAA approached the airport about moving the schedule up in order to complete the project, which was originally scheduled for 2015.
The in-house design team designed and bid the project within six months. It consisted of over 150,000 square yards of pavement that required mill and overlay, restriping, shoulder paving, grading, and pavement grooving. It went through multiple phases, and a tight coordination effort with the airlines was required so as not to interrupt the commercial flight schedule. Each day a new section of pavement was milled, repaved, and restriped in time for the runway to reopen for the commercial flights.
The design team worked with Airport Management, FAA, and other stakeholders on the project to develop a plan to minimize impacts to airport users. Construction commenced in August 2012.