KWAME/HR Green Joint Venture Team Begins Airfield Improvement Project at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport


A joint venture team of Kwame Building Group, Inc. and HR Green (KWAME/HR Green) has begun work on a $7 million taxiway reconstruction project at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The reconstruction of the taxiways known as Foxtrot and Juliet began this month and is scheduled for completion in July 2016. KWAME/HR Green is providing construction management services. The general contractor is Millstone Weber. The consulting engineer is Crawford, Murphy & Tilly.

The project includes the removal of 26,000 square yards of existing PCC pavement and replacement with new concrete pavement. The concrete removed from the old taxiway, originally constructed in 1979, will be recycled and reused as the base course cap and sub-base layer.

Also included in the project are new drainage systems, 6,700 tons of asphalt shoulders, asphalt service road, security fencing, airfield lighting, airfield directional signage and pavement markings. To avoid disruption of normal operations at the airport, portions of the work will be performed at night and on weekends.

KWAME/HR Green completed work on the $9 million reconstruction of the taxiways known as Delta, Echo and November in Fall 2014; and the $9.2 million reconstruction of the taxiway known as Echo and the north apron in Fall 2015.

KWAME also was the project manager for Lambert’s $62 million Airport Experience renovation project as well as the restoration of Concourse C and other areas following the EF4 tornado that hit the airport in 2011. The Airport Experience project won the 2015 “ENR Midwest Best Project of the Year Award: Airports/Transit.”

Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) is one of the nation’s top 15 pure construction management firms, dedicating 100 percent of its resources to project management services.

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