Project Details

Louisville International Airport, at Standiford Field, is served by three runways. Runway 11-29 is utilized during periods of strong crosswinds, in which the main parallel runways cannot be used.  Currently, aircraft are allowed to use the available 7,250 feet of Runway 11-29 for landings and takeoffs, however, the required full safety areas did not exist to allow for undershoots and overshoots. Per public law, the improvements had to be in place by December, 2015.

The project provided the following improvements for the Runway 11-29 safety area:

  • Installation of an engineered material arresting system (EMAS) at the end of Runway 11
  • Installation of paved shoulders along the entire length of the runway
  • Widening of pavement fillets at the intersection of Taxiway E with Runway 29
  • Construction of a tunnel to maintain the airport service road at the Runway 11 end

As part of the design team, Shrewsberry was responsible for the airfield electrical improvements associated with the widening of pavement fillets at the intersection of Taxiway E with Runway 29. Shrewsberry also designed the stormwater pump station to drain the tunnel.