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Project Name:

Runway 7-25 HIRL Reconstruction


Fort Smith Airport Commission

MSE Roles:

Project Manager, Civil Engineering, Surveying, Bidding, Contract Administration, Construction Observation


Morrison-Shipley provided project management, civil engineering, surveying, bidding, contract administration, and construction observation services for the reconstruction of the Runway 7-25 HIRL circuit at the Fort Smith Regional Airport. This project, constructed at a cost of $550,385, consisted of the replacement of 98 runway edge lighting fixtures located and reconstruction of the threshold bars and lights. Also, more than 15,000 linear feet of new direct earth bury conduit was replaced, and almost 31,000 linear feet of new cabling was installed.

This project was constructed with discretionary funding from the FAA which came about on very short notice. Morrison-Shipley was awarded a design contract on June 22, 2010 and bids were received on August 12, 2010 – (51 days). Two construction bids were received that were ONLY $385 apart. Construction was completed by Rick McGinty Co., Inc. (Greenbrier, AR) in January 2011 with the project coming in under the established budget.

Because this work was performed on the Airport’s primary ILS runway, all work was performed at night. Special care and close coordination with Airport staff was given by our Construction Manager, John Fry, to ensure that no commercial flight operations were affected – a task that we successfully completed once again for the Airport!

Morrison-Shipley was assisted on this project by Aviation Alliance, Inc. who provided Airfield Electrical Engineering services and bidding & construction support.