Burns Helps JFK International Airport Increase Capacity
Burns recently completed Stage III design and Stage IV construction services to rehabilitate Runway 4R-22L at JFK International Airport. The estimated $85M construction project significantly revamps the existing pavement arrangement in the west airfield area at JFK. Runway 4R-22L, at 8,400 feet long, serves as a primary approach surface for travelers entering New York, and is JFK’s main approach during inclement weather as both runway ends are category III compliant. In addition to the rehabilitation of the pavement and complete replacement of the runway lighting systems, new high speed taxiway exits were designed to decrease taxi times and increase throughput. This project ensures JFK’s airfield will continue to keep up with the increased demand of the traveling public.