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June 25, 2021updated 02 Sep 2022 3:25pm

Granite secures taxiway overhaul project at Anchorage Airport

The $16m contract secured by Granite consists of cold planning and replacement of around 60,000t of asphalt pavement.

Infrastructure company Granite has secured a bid-build contract for renovating three taxiways at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) in Alaska, US.

The $16m contract has been awarded by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

The project involves cold planning and replacement of 60,000t of asphalt pavement, along with asphalt surface treatment.

For this work, Granite’s Lang Street Hot Plant will provide 60,000t of hot-mix asphalt.

The contract’s scope also includes the replacement of and upgrades to taxiway lighting and signage as well as storm drain enhancements.

Granite regional vice-president Derek Betts said: “This project is a great win for our fixed hot plant facility in Anchorage. Milling and paving is a core part of our business, so this project is a perfect fit for our strengths here in Alaska.”

The rehabilitation work is scheduled to commence next month and finish by September next year.

This deal is expected to be included in Granite’s Q2 committed and awarded projects (CAP), which includes unearned revenue and other awards, construction management/general contractor and alternative procurement projects.

In January, Alaska Cargo and Cold Storage (ACCS) revealed plans to break ground on a 700,000ft² cargo and cold storage centre at the airport in Q4 2021.

In late 2019, the airport completed the construction of its north/south runway.

The runway was resurfaced with new asphalt and widened to handle larger cargo and passenger jets.

The lights on the runway were also replaced.

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