When planes land at Kansas City International Airport, they’ll need a way to drive up or “taxi” to the new terminal. Construction crews have started paving parts of the airfield around new the building. Airfield work includes taxiways for planes to get from the runways to the terminal, and places to park planes.
Over the next year, more than 466,000 square yards of pavement will be placed, with crews pouring an average of 2,000 cubic yards of concrete per workday, according to a Kansas City Aviation Department press release.
The paving operation includes placing 9 inches of cement-treated base, aggregate base and lime stabilized soil, topped with 15-inch-thick concrete.
Concrete is being continuously poured and formed in a process known as "slipforming."