b'14 JAC RUNWAYSFACTS&FIGURES Project: Runway Reconstruction Location: Jackson Hole (WY) Airport2019 Operations: 27,000 Commercial Airlines: Alaska; American; Delta; UnitedProject Cost: $43.8 million Jackson Hole Airport ReconstructsRunway Funding: FAA; airportimprovement funds Runway During 78-Day ClosurePrep Work, Drainage Improvements& Paving Extended Runway SafetyBY MIKE SCHWANZArea: July 6 to Oct. 15, 2021 Runway Reconstruction: April 11 Sooner or later, most single-runwayElwood knew that JACs runway was on to June 27, 2022 airports have to bite the bullet andborrowed time because it hadnt been fully Grooving & Striping: Aug. through shut down to rehab their airstrip. Forrebuilt since the 1970s and was showing its early Sept., 2022 Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), that time came thisage. In 2018, the airport hired Jviation as Engineer of Record/Consultant: Jviation spring. When the Wyoming airfield reopened inthe engineer of record, and the firm helped Prime Construction Contractor: late June, it had a reconstructed runway designeddetermine exactly what needed to be done Knife River to last for many decades and improvements inwith the runway.Storm Drainage System: Contech and around the terminal, to boot.Initially, it was believed that a simple Pipe Supplier: HD Fowler Executive Directorrehabilitation project was all that was required Electrical Contractor: Royal Electric Jim Elwood and his staffto repair the runway, as was the case over worked to accommodatethe last 30 years. But the results of several Milling Subcontractor: Porter W. Yett airport stakeholdersgeotechnical examinations changed peoples Quality Assurance: STRATA by compressing theminds. It would not be in the best interest Quality Control: Solterra Engineering construction scheduleof the airport or the FAA Surveyors: Nelson Engineering for the runway workto invest $10 million as much as possible.for a temporary fix in a JIM ELWOODBecause the airport isrehabilitation project at this Terminal Improvements: $31 million located within Grand Teton National Park, thetime, based on the results Funding: 65% federal, 34% local, 1% state project team had to coordinate closely with theof the latest geotechnical Project Manager: KLJ National Park Service and other stakeholdersinvestigation. Therefore, Architect: Jviation/CLB such as Wyoming Game and Fish, Wyomingwe recommended a fullSTUART SCHIFFGeneral Contractor: Wadman Department of Environmental Quality and thereconstruction, which Environmental Protection Agency. JAC has theincreased the cost to more than $40 million, Benefits: Reconstructed runway was designedunique distinction of being the only U.S. airportexplains Stuart Schiff, project engineer and to last several decades; airport improvedlocated inside a national park.construction manager for Jviation. terminal while closed for runway work October 2022AirportImprovement.com'