Runway 14/32, Logan Airport, 2006

Runway 14-32 and Associated Taxiways

Logan International Airport, Boston, MA

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

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