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Massport Approves $15.8
Million for Runway Rehabilitation
Project will resurface Runway 4L/22R and
recycle old asphalt
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board today voted to
approve a $15.8 million budget repave Runway 4L-22R, as well as install
centerline lights along the runway for enhanced pilot guidance. The goal of the
project is to improve surface condition and drainage characteristics.
When work begins later this year, the 7,864 foot long runway will be repaved
with warm mix asphalt. Runway 4L-22R is 150 feet wide.
Logan was the first US airport to use warm mix asphalt on airfield projects. The
so-called “green asphalt” is heated to about 75 degrees lower than traditional
asphalt and uses about 20 percent less fuel, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by
20 percent and uses recycled asphalt in its manufacture. All pavement removed
from the runway will be transported and recycled offsite for use on a future
The rehabilitation project is estimated to generate approximately 61 direct, 36
indirect, and 79 induced FTE positions over the course of 12 months for a total
of 179 FTE employees.
“Safety and security are the top priorities for Massport,” said Massport CEO
Thomas P. Glynn. “We want to maintain our facilities to ensure the safety
everyone who uses them. This project will help keep Logan Airport in great
The project is set to begin in September and last for 30 days. During that
period, the runway will be closed, so flight delays are possible, depending on
wind conditions and the runway configuration in use by the Federal Aviation
Boston Logan, 30 minutes from the intersection of Route 128 and I-90 and 15
minutes from downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region
and offers nonstop service to 76 domestic and 53 international destinations and
in 2015 handled 33.4 million passengers. Boston Logan is served by two public
transit lines. The airport generates $13 billion in total economic impact each
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The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan
International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field,
and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public
authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $15 billion
annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. No
state tax dollars are used to fund operations or capital improvements at
Massport facilities. For more information please visit massport.com.
Source: Matthew Brelis, Jennifer Mehigan
May 25, 2016 (617) 568-3100