AirsidePaving.jpg

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.

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." 

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.