Asphalt Pavement Design, Specification Development and Construction of Runway 08-26 at Region of Waterloo International Airport

This paper presents a case study on the rehabilitation design and construction of a runway asphalt pavement at the Region of Waterloo International Airport, located in Southern Ontario. The airport serves an area with an approximate population of 750,000 and has scheduled flights to Canada, United States and the Dominican Republic. Runway 08-26 is the longer of two runways at the airport and is required for the larger aircraft. Due to its economic and functional significance to the airport and surrounding community, minimal closure times were available to carry out necessary construction; however, reliable performance is required over its design life. This paper discusses the rehabilitation design and construction of the asphalt pavement on Runway 08-26 that was undertaken under very tight timelines and performance requirements. The procedures that were implemented and the lessons that were learned during this project are critical to achieving a quality product under unique traffic loading conditions, while minimizing delays and inconvenience to the travelling public. The paper also discusses the material and paving specifications that were customized for the application and incorporated locally available materials where feasible. The customized specifications were produced to achieve a balance between the product quality, material availability and cost. (A) For the covering abstract of this conference see ITRD record number 201402RT334E.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 339-53
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fifty-Eighth Annual Conference of the Canadian Technical Asphalt Associatio (CTAA): St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, November 2013

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01518097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2014 11:01AM