Jackson Hole Airport – Jackson Hole, WY

Jackson, WY - 2009

Project Description

The Jackson Hole Airport is located at the base of the spectacular Teton Mountains and is within the Grand Teton National Park. FORTA-FI® was used in a 1” permeable friction course (PFC) on the runway 1/19 rehabilitation project. This airport had several unique attributes that demanded a reinforced asphalt mixture, including:

  • 35,000 flights annually with over 300,000 enplanements
  • 6,450 feet (1,966m) runway elevation causes planes to land at higher speeds
  • 6,300 feet (1,920m) runway length is relatively short for higher speeds and larger aircraft
  • Accommodates both smaller planes and larger planes such as 757’s and A320’s
  • 600″ (15.24 m) of snow annually
  • Snow plowing has caused previous pavement to ravel
  • Temperatures can swing from -40°F (-40°C) to 41 °F (5°C) in the winter months, and annually from -40°F (-40°C) winter to 104°F (40°C) summer


This project was reviewed in June 2014 after five years in service. There weren’t any noticeable distresses including raveling, cracking, rutting or potholes.

Key Points

  • Reduced Rutting
  • Reduced Cracking
  • Extended Pavement Life

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