Grace Industries was contracted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to perform the rehabilitation of JFK Airport Taxiway Q, QG, and Restricted Vehicle Service Road. The extremely aggressive project schedule had 11 distinct stages, totaling 140 calendar days.

The full contract scope of work included milling, paving, full-depth taxiway replacement, new lighting, new guidance signs, drainage, pavement markings, and landscaping. Work was performed in a closed stage, with 24/7 access to the work zone. Due to short stage durations, multiple work shifts were required to complete each stage of work within its allotted time.

Grace provided all site civil work for the project, including 185,000 SY of asphalt milling, 52,000 tons of asphalt paving, drainage work, the installation of 42 guidance sign foundations, transport and disposal of 16,00 tons of contaminated fill through IMT’s facilities via barge to New Jersey. Grace’s project management team oversaw project subcontractor work to complete, demolition, pavement markings and landscaping.

Grace affiliate, Haugland Energy Group LLC (HE) performed all contracted electrical elements. HE’s scope of work included: 438 centerline light fixtures, 42 signs, underground cables, grounding and counterpoise system, duct bank and manhole installation, rectifier room modifications and upgrades, black oxide bolt torquing, splicing and termination of high-tension cabling, and the purchase of all electrical equipment.

Using an integrated project approach, Grace affiliates HE, Inwood Material Terminal (IMT), and Midnight Trucking (MT) worked in unison, highlighting the vertical integration of the Haugland Group companies. In addition to the work outlined above, all imported project materials were provided, and removed debris were transported and disposed of by MT and IMT, through IMT’s facility in Inwood, NY. This unique synergy increased control and streamlined the execution of work, combining stages, ultimately saving time and money, lessening the impact on airport operations.

Grace Industries is a prequalified airside paving contractor for the PANYNJ.

Read about the 3D milling performed on the project here.