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Runway 4R-22L Rehabilitation and Approach Light Pier Replacement

Creatively improving safety and efficiency at New England’s largest airport

  • 40

    Days Runway Rehabilitation Completed

  • 76K

    Tons of Hot Mix Ashpalt

  • 755

    Light Adjustments

  • Boston, Massachusetts

    Boston, Massachusetts

Extending a runway's lifecycle while minimizing construction impact on airport operations

Runway 4R-22L is one of Logan Airports busiest and most important runways. In 2017, our team completed the design and construction phase services for the Runway 4R-22L Rehabilitation and Approach Light Pier Replacement. The Runway pavement was beyond its design life and in need of rehabilitation to restore rideability, surface gradient, and surface drainage.  The existing timber pier housing the ALSF-2 approach lighting system that is used for low visibility landing operations, was built in the 1940’s and at the end of its useful life.  Also,a new pier was needed to withstand rising waters, frigid nor’easters, and more aggressive and more frequent storm events and ensure the approach lighting system stays viable during the critical low visibility conditions when it is needed.

The project included the rehabilitation of approximately 8,800 feet (2,680 meters) of the 10,000-foot (3,050-metre) runway. Specific components of the project included runway pavement rehabilitation inclusive of paved shoulders, three intersecting runways, and twelve intersecting taxiways all to be rehabilitated to beyond the Runway 4R-22L Safety Area. The design included installation of runway status light infrastructure at the intersection of Taxiway C.

The project also included the replacement of the existing timber approach light pier with a precast concrete replacement pier that was designed for a 75-year life span. Specific components of the replacement pier included full inventory and decommissioning the existing ALSF-2 approach lighting system and FARFIELD Monitors, demolition, construction of new drilled shaft and micro-pile foundations, new concrete decking, and more.

With these rehabilitation measures in place, Runway 4R-22L will continue to serve Logan Airport customers for decades to come.

At a Glance

CMAA, National Outstanding Project Achievement Award (<$50M), 2018
CMAA, Regional Outstanding Project Achievement Award (<$50M), 2018
Meet Our Team

Dave Dargie, Vice President, Aviation Engineering Manager

It’s my job to collaborate with owners and operators to design safe and efficient airports to enhance our air travel experience.
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Paul Harrington, Vice President

A good designer needs to understand and appreciate how things are built—constructability is a critical element of our designs.

John Henry, Senior Project Manager, Airports - Infrastructure

It’s my job to coordinate safety and design standards so that airports function safely and efficiently as part of the surrounding community and airport system plan.
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Dave Dargie

Vice President, Aviation Engineering Manager

Paul Harrington

Vice President

John Henry

Senior Project Manager, Airports - Infrastructure

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