Tucson, Ariz. (Nov. 18, 2011) Tucson International Airport's (TIA's) crosswind Runway 3-21 has reopened after being closed since October for resurfacing. This secondary runway is used when the wind is blowing perpendicular to the orientation of the main runway.
The $8.6 million project, funded by federal and state grants, included removal and replacement of the top three inches of asphaltic concrete, as well as restriping, drainage improvements and adjustments to edge lighting and lighted signage. The Tucson firm of Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. provided design and construction administration services for the project. Granite Construction Company was the contractor.
In an ongoing effort to assure the highest standards for safety and quality facilities for aviation at TIA, work will continue through the end of the year to complete the reconstruction of portions of several taxiways, the air freight entrance and U.S. Customs apron.