An evaluation of the pavement conditions at the Fort Campbell airfield has revealed that the 1940's vintage pavements over the entire airfield were simply too thin to support heavily loaded aircraft and that continued traffic would cause additional failures without warning on both one of only two remaining taxiways and the main runway itself. Once the full magnitude of the pavement failure was determined, it was realized that reconstruction needed to be done under emergency conditions. Due to the extreme importance of the Campbell Army Airfield, reconstruction had to be performed in the absolute least amount of time during which the airfield would be out of operation. In addition to structural improvement, repair work was to include a significant amount of work to bring lighting and surface grading up to present airfield standards. The paper details the planning of the reconstruction operations. For the covering abstract of the proceedings see IRRD 864230.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 196-215

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  • Accession Number: 00663401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-87262-925-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 24 1994 12:00AM