Gambell Airport Pavement Rehabilitation & Lighting Replacement

Location: Gambell, Alaska
Project Dates: 2017-2018
Owner: State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
Contract Amount: $6,895,530
Status: Complete

Project Details: This project’s function was to rehabilitate the aging runway and taxiway of the Gambell Airport. This included improving the airport safety by widening the runway and replacement of the airport lighting system to meet current FAA standards. A portable asphalt plant, mobile rock crusher, and a fleet of paving equipment were barged to Gambell. All aggregates needed for the project, including the hot mix asphalt aggregates, were manufactured by Knik at a local Gambell material source. Approximately 70,000 square yards of existing runway asphalt was pulverized and blended with new crushed aggregate and then graded to produce the project’s base course. Approximately 16,500 tons of hot mix asphalt was produced and placed on the newly graded base.