Cloncurry Airport, Australia

PROJECT SUMMARY

ACG were engaged as airfield designer for the existing apron and taxiway system consisting of code A and code C aircraft. Our design included a high strength apron extension to accommodate an additional aircraft parking position, existing parking configurations were able to be maintained.

SCOPE OF WORKS
  • Site planning for the optimum location of apron extension
  • Coordination of survey and geotechnical investigation
  • Pavement rehabilitation design for Code C aircraft
  • Geometric regrading to satisfy MOS 139 requirements
  • Coordination of drainage design which improved site drainage and mitigated flooding to terminal
  • Location and coordination of site services including airfield lighting cabling and conduit
  • Construction consideration to maintain 100% airport operations
PROJECT CHALLENGES AND OUTCOMES

The project site is constrained in all directions such that the site is extremely flat and draining stormwater to an outlet point was difficult. Working in with surrounding terrain and ensuring that geometric requirements of MOS 139 were adhered meant we were able to provide a regraded apron and taxiway system with improved drainage.

During the pavement design phase ACG assessed local gravels for quality and strength to the requirement of our specification. Local gravels were able to meet the specification and were therefore incorporated as the design pavement material.

We were also innovative in assessing the re-use of in-situ gravels which we deemed the gravels were able to be re-used as a subbase material and reduce Council’s capital cost for the project.

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015

Apron and taxiway rehabilitation

References

Colin Fort
Program Manager for Indian Ocean Territories - Toll Remote Logistic
Ph: + 61 (0)8 9164 8498

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015

Apron and taxiway rehabilitation

References

Colin Fort
Program Manager for Indian Ocean Territories - Toll Remote Logistic
Ph: + 61 (0)8 9164 8498