JFK Runway 13L – 31R Rehabilitation

HVEA provided materials testing services for this Port Authority of New York and New Jersey project. The reconstruction of Runway 13L – 31R and associated taxiways was a $355M project to replace asphalt pavement with concrete, widen the 10,000 foot runway from 150 feet to 200 feet and to improve and widen selected taxiway fillets. The project also realigned taxiways and associated intersections and constructed a new high-speed taxiway. The use of concrete instead of asphalt is expected to lengthen the lifespan of the runway and the new high-speed taxiway will allow planes to exit runways faster.

HVEA was responsible for designing concrete mixes and trial batching including testing the flexural and compressive strength, permeability and shrinkage of batched mixes. Additionally HVEA conducted testing of fine and coarse aggregates both at on-site laboratory and in our AASHTO accredited laboratory, nuclear density testing of compacted fills, along with other field and laboratory testing.

HVEA also performed QC inspection for spall repairs, grinding and smoothness operations.