Knik Construction - General Heavy Construction Company Specializing in Remote-Site ProjectsGeneral Heavy Construction


Road Project

Leeward Airfield and Windward Housing and Magazine Roads

Location: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Project Dates: 2008-2012

Owner: NAVFAC Southeast

Contract Amount: $25,551,723

Status: Complete

Project Details: The original contract was to overlay asphalt onto the Leeward Airfield Runway and taxiways and remove and replace joint sealant on a portion of the airfield’s concrete apron. The Project also included cold planing as well as runway and taxiway painted markings. Knik mobilized the project with one bargeload of equipment and material from Seattle and two bargeloads from the U.S. Gulf Coast. A 450-ton-per-hour portable asphalt plant was set up at Leeward Airfield and later moved to the windward side of the Naval Base. Aggregate for the airfield project, approximately 32,000 tons, was imported by barge from Florida and Jamaica. The asphalt cement was barged using Knik’s special 28-ton-capacity shipping containers built for remote site paving. Additional road paving projects were added to the project for various housing roads and magazine roads on the windward side of the base. Additional road work consisted of milling off and removal of the existing surface and sub-base and replacement with crushed aggregate and asphalt paving as well as some asphalt paving overlay.