b'RUNWAYS JAC 17He also adjusted the schedule so crews could accomplish other tasks while delaying elements that required better weather. For instance, when roto-milling the existing runway, contractors left certain layers in place while removing other layers to channel the snow and/or rainwater to less critical areas. Boniface compares the process of removing the existing runway to peeling an onion, one layer at a time. Crews used concrete blankets and heaters (ground and forced air) to protect the concrete and keep it at the proper temperature during pouring and curing.When the bad weather finally ended, Knife River caught up and met its crucial deadline before the runway had to reopen. On average, there were 115 employees from Knife River on site daily, plus additional subcontractors. Because most workers were from Idaho Falls, where Knife River is based, the company secured hotel rooms and campsites for employees and issued per diem payments to help cover expenses associated with working out of town. The project team even arranged for an airport restaurant to set up a food truck that served workers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Despite challenging spring weather,Runway grooving and final permanent striping began in Augustcrews finished on time.2022 and was completed in early September. SSaavveeTTiimmeeaannddMMoonneeyyEEvveerryyTTiimmeeYYoouuHiitttthheeRRuunnwwaayyHFFoorrtthheebbeessttaaiirrppoorrttssttrriippiinnggrriiggssiinntthheeiinndduussttrryy,,cchhoooosseeEEZZLLiinneerrVViissiittwwwwwweezzlliinneerrccoommffoorrmmoorreeiinnffoorrmmaattiioonn1 92200AAllbbaanyyPPllaacceeSSEEOOrange City, IA, 5104119(800) 373-4016sales@ezlineerrccoommezliner.comAirportImprovement.comOctober 2022'