Tilcon Supplies Stone for New Runway at JFK International Airport
In July 2014, Tutor Perini Corp. was awarded a $267 million contract to reconstruct, extend and widen runway 4R/22L at JFK Airport in New York City. The project includes demolition and excavation of the old runway in preparation for the expanded runway to built of high performance concrete as well as asphalt for taxiways and shoulders.
The new runway will be over 12,000 feet long and an astonishing 200 feet wide and be capable of handling the largest commercial jets, including the huge Airbus A380.
Tilcon New York was chosen to provide aggregates to Tutor Perini direct, which is self performing concrete production, as well as aggregates to our asphalt partner, Rason Asphalt.
The total project includes 250,000 CY of high performance concrete and 335,000 tons of asphalt. These volumes equate to approximately 500,000 tons of aggregates of various sizes from our Haverstraw Quarry.
The project has been proceeding extremely well with zero quality and logistics issues. Hats off to Kris Latham, Haverstraw plant manager, Cindy Lafleur, Director Quality Control, and Niall O'Gara, VP Transportation and their teams for their fine performance.The project is expected to be completed on time by September 2015.