LBB Runway 17R-35LCity of Lubbock
Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport Lubbock, Texas
Runway 17R-35L is 11,500-feet long by 150-feet wide and serves as the primary runway for general aviation, commercial and military traffic at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB). At roughly 40 years old, the outboard 50-feet of concrete was exhibiting signs of fatigue and material related distress, including longitudinal cracking, D-cracking, surface spalling, potential alkali-silica reactivity damage and perched water. This was leading to increased maintenance cost and diminished safety.
PSC’s design team was charged with the initial task of assessing the pavement condition, analyzing alternative remedies, and recommending a solution that addressed funding, airfield safety, and continuous access to all parts of the airport. The final scope included full-depth reconstruction of the outboard 50-feet on each side of the keel, isolated panel replacement, crack seal, joint seal and spall repair in the keel, widening of the blast pads to the 200ft, demolition of Taxiway A, rehabilitation of the asphalt shoulders, installation of new high intensity edge lights, installation of an edge drainage system and re-grading the safety area for compliance with current standards.
The project involved seven firms, over 20 individuals and more than 40,000 man-hours of professional services from planning through construction.
- Services Provided
Coordination of destructive and non-destructive testing, pavement evaluation, Preparation of preliminary Engineering Report including review of multiple alternatives, Civil engineering, Electrical engineering, NAVAIDS, preparation of a detailed Construction Safety & Phasing Plan and Construction Management Plan, Bid-phase assistance, Construction Management, RPR, Grant Assistance and reporting, and AGIS-related services
- Construction Type
New Construction, Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Grading, Electrical
11,500 FT x 100 FT plus taxiway tie ins
- Project Components
Design of full–length runway pavement reconstruction (50-foot wing sections on both sides of keel) including subgrade, lime-treated subgrade, cement-treated base, asphalt interlayer, fabric drainage layer and 16” concrete surface course, design of full-length edge drain system, new High Intensity Runway Lights (HIRL’s) and threshold lights, in-pavement sensors and associated circuitry, runway safety area grading, crack seal and rehabilitation of existing asphalt shoulders, pavement grooving, pavement marking, crack seal and spall repair of the keel panels, and widening of the concrete blast pads.
- Project Type
Aviation – FAA Part 139
- Project Delivery Method
TSPE South Plains Chapter Trailblazer Award
- PROJECT LEADERSHIP