Runway 14-32 and Associated Taxiways

Logan International Airport, Boston, MA

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Runway 14/32 opened on Thanksgiving Day, 2006. The mile long runway is Logan’s first new airstrip in over 30 years. The project included 250,000 cubic yards of fill, 150,000 tons of asphalt, and 250,000 cubic yards of excavation. In addition, the project called for extensive security measures including the installation of state-of-the-art blast walls. This project required an extremely tight schedule to open the runway for traffic as soon as possible. In addition, McCourt was working on an active international airfield creating a confined work zone and unique scheduling challenges to accommodate existing air traffic. Despite these complications, the project finished ahead of schedule and under budget. A letter of commendation from Massport stated:

“This highly visible and controversial project was safely completed on-time, under budget and without controversy from the press or neighboring communities. This is a direct reflection of the attitude and professionalism that McCourt brings to every project, time after time.”

Project Overview
Owner: Massachusetts Port Authority
Final Value: $49,000,000
Completion Date: Nov. 2006

Unique Project Features

• Active Airfield construction
• Stringent security
• Limited work zone and height restrictions
• Construction site abutting Boston Harbor
• Comprehensive community outreach
• Cutting-edge warm mix asphalt as environmentally-friendly solution

Project Awards and Accolades

• 2006 Contractor of the Year – Mass Port Authority
• 2007 Public Project of the Year – Construction Management Association of America
• 2007 National Finalist Engineering Excellence Awards – (ACEC)
• The Belmont Citizens-Herald applauds McCourt’s use of “green” warm mix asphalt on Runway 7/25/08

CA/T North End Parks – Rose Kennedy Greenway

Boston, MA

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The Rose Kennedy Greenway is the signature stretch of parks created by the Central Artery Tunnel Project. McCourt Construction was honored to build the northernmost portion of this stretch of public space, called the North End Parks. Site improvements included:

*A 520 LF steel pergola framing a 520 LF canal fountain
*38,000 SF of granite paving and 500 SF of brick paving,
*35,000 SF of stabilized stone dust paving,
*2,300 LF of granite coping or veneer,
*600 LF of granite seatwalls,
*Seven different granite stair cases,
*10 different types of lights fixtures, and
*Extensive site furnishings (e.g., benches, bollards, plaques, tables, etc.)

Plantings and landscaping included:
*3,100 CY of “Pine & Swallow” processed planting material,
*31,000 SF of sodded lawn,
*74 different species of planting/trees/groundcover,
*Mature trees as large as 14” caliper, and
*A $125,000 irrigation system.

The opening of this park in 2006 ushered in a new era in the City of Boston free from the noise and pollution of an elevated highway or Big Dig construction. An editorial in the Boston Globe regarding the North End Parks stated, “In this section of Boston, the depression of the Central Artery was unambiguously worth the expense and difficulties of construction.” And on the day of the opening of this park the Mayor of the City of Boston stated, “”What a glorious day in the city of Boston.”

Project Overview
Owner: MassDOT
Final Value: $12,000,000
Completion Date: Nov. 2006

Unique Project Features
• Construct an underground pump station
• Construct a lighted granite water fountain
• Work on top of the central artery tunnel without damaging the waterproofing
• Work in a very congested section of the city
• Intricate granite work
• Planting large caliber trees

Project Awards and Accolades
• 2005 Merit Award – Boston Society of Landscape Architects
• Boston Globe Editorial (11/7/07): “These wonderful parks are a tribute to … McCourt Construction”