Tilcon Manages Major Project at Newark Airport
Since April this year, Tilcon New Jersey has been managing a project at Newark airport which involves the rehabilitation of Runway 4R-22L and the upgrading of various Delay Reduction High-Speed Taxiways.
This complex project involves coordinating multiple mixes from multiple plants to a very aggressive schedule. The work involves milling and resurfacing a main airport runway – 4R-22L, realigning, reconstructing and resurfacing of taxiways and the modification and upgrading of drainage and electrical systems.
In total, we will be providing and laying 110,900 tons of asphalt from both Mount Hope and Keasbey asphalt plants in addition to material provided by Weldon Asphalt from plants at Watchung and Kearney. Tilcon New Jersey is the general contractor on the project and we have subcontracted out electrical, milling, pavement marking, seal coating and drainage work to various subcontractors. Electrical work will be completed by Con-El Electric of Hillside, NJ, milling by Paolella Profiling of Hackensack, NJ and Rockborn Excavating and Trucking of Wharton, NJ. Pavement marking will be managed by Safety Marking Inc of Bridgeport, CT, seal coating by Tri-State Asphalt Inc of Wyckoff, NJ and drainage work by Dumor Contracting of Elizabeth, NJ.
In addition to the challenge of coordinating the laying down of multiple mixes from multiple plants, which requires tremendous planning, work hours are limited during the week and the project must be completed to a very challenging schedule. Work during the week includes night time working. Weekend work includes full and partial closure of the runway and is a continuous operation until the completion of the project. At any given time numerous Tilcon staff and sub-contractor staff can be found working on the job including paving crews, milling crews, electricians, excavation and grading crews, security, supervisors and admin staff.
The project, contract number EWR-941.152, is valued at over $26 million and is financed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Work began in April 2012 and will be completed by the end of the year.