13,500 Tons In 8 Days… SEH Receives Award For St. Paul Downtown Airport Project

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017

ST. PAUL, MINN. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) has presented SEH with a “Merit Award” for outstanding work at St. Paul Downtown Airport. The project team had to remove existing pavement and lay 13,500 tons of new pavement at the intersection of two airport runways. Because the project was located in an area of high traffic, the team completed the project under an accelerated timeline of eight days, without shutting down airport operations, thanks to the phased reconstruction approach used by SEH.

MNDOT presented the award at the 63rd Annual Asphalt Conference, Dec. 7, 2016, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

The project is the first phase of a multi-phased/multi-year runway reconstruction effort. The 2016 portion included reconstructing the intersection of two runways, significantly impacting airport operations.

“To minimize the impacts, we were able to keep the primary runway partially open, with construction on one end at a time,” said Lindsay Reidt, PE, airport designer. “The major benefit of this project is that future phases will continue with only minimal impact to one runway at a time.”

SEH aviation services include architecture, construction administration, design-build, environmental, funding/grants, GIS, land acquisition, planning, public involvement, surveying, system planning, and zoning.

SEH is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, with 31 offices located throughout Minnesota, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. For additional information, email Joel Dresel at jdresel@sehinc.com, or call 800.325.2055 (sehinc.com).

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