McCourt Construction Breaks Ground on Logan International Airports First
New Runway in More than Thirty Years New Runway Expected to Boost Efficiency, Reduce Delays.
Boston, Mass., April 20, 2005 – McCourt Construction has broken ground on Logan International Airport’s first new runway in over 30 years. The $85 million project was first proposed by the Massachusetts Port Authority in 1974.
Massport officials feel the new 5,000-foot airstrip, known as Runway 14/32, is vital to their strategy of removing Logan from the list of the country’s top 10 most frequently delayed airports.
As the general contractor McCourt will be responsible for placing 250,000 cubic yards of fill, paving 150,000 tons of asphalt, and removing 250,000 cubic yards of excavation. In addition, the project calls for extensive security measures including the installation of state-of-the-art blast walls. This project maintains McCourt’s streak of working at Logan every year since 1946. It is expected to be completed in November of 2006.
McCourt Construction is a comprehensive general contractor that was founded in 1893. The company has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors, developing an expertise in infrastructure projects, real estate development, site work, landscaping, utilities, and finish work. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, McCourt has taken on projects from California to London, from Canada to the Caribbean.