THE RESURFACING OF MANCHESTER AIRPORT

Manchester Airport is the third busiest UK airport with over 15 million passengers a year. The runway was last resurfaced with friction course in 1979/80. The material had an expected life span of 15 years. The resurfacing of the runway between November 1995 and February 1996 is described in this paper. The scope of the project was to overlay the existing bituminous surface with grooved Marshall asphalt together with the construction of new taxiway stubs. The overlay comprised a new carpet of asphalt laid on a prepared surface following removal of the existing friction course. The finished profile of the paved surface was not to depart further from the requirements of CAP 168 than was currently the case and if possible to be improved. The tender, construction, surfacing works and reinstatement of AGL pits and airfield markings were concluded within the project time. For the covering abstract, see IRRD E100730.

  • Corporate Authors:

    THE INSTITUTE OF ASPHALT TECHNOLOGY

    OFFICE 5, TRIDENT HOUSE, CLARE ROAD
    STANWELL, MIDDLESEX  United Kingdom  TW19 7QU
  • Authors:
    • BETTERIDGE, R J
  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00764422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 28 1999 12:00AM