The Gainesville Airport’s runway taxi-lane was in need of serious reconstruction. The asphalt was in very poor condition with severe oxidation, full depth cracking, and inconsistent cross slope. The repairs that had been previously done to this runway left the pavement inconsistent and the thickness varied across the whole surface. The soils underneath the pavement were also poor. Traditional rehabilitation and full depth reconstruction was beyond the budget and would have diminished the pavement strength. The decision to use FORTA-FI® in the asphalt mix provided the airport with a very durable and cost effective finished taxi-lane. With no changes to the mix design, the project was completed in six phases. This project was featured in the November-December 2015 issue of Airport Improvement magazine.
- No change in mix design
- Even distribution for consistent thickness