Burlington International Airport

Reconstruct Terminal Apron

Burlington, VT

Project Summary

This multi-phased pavement reconstruction project removes and replaces the terminal apron’s PCC and bituminous concrete pavement; removes and replaces the existing storm drainage; and reapplies the airport surface painted markings. The existing 27-year-old terminal apron pavement was experiencing alkali-silica reaction (ASR) failures and creating foreign object debris (FOD).  

Hoyle Tanner provided a detailed phasing plan which analyzed the operational space needs of and safety concerns of the major and seasonal airlines. The final phasing allowed for an equitable impact to the operations of the six airlines. This phasing plan also allowed the Airport enough production to realize reasonable improvements in one-year increments. 

Throughout this multi-year project, Hoyle Tanner provided timely responses to unpredictable airline gate changes, and associated maneuvering of varying airline passenger boarding bridge configurations.  Each time-sensitive reconfiguration was handled by assembling a pre-determined response team, with an objective of providing real time design collaboration with airport staff, airline representatives, and contractor input and advice.  Significant airline delay and project cost increases have been avoided through this collaboration process, which is underpinned the shared goals of all stakeholders.


  • Design 
  • Bid Process Administration 
  • Construction Administration 
  • Construction Observation 
  • Grant Administration

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