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How Long Does It Take To Build A Runway  
User currently offlineDoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 854 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5015 times:

generally after the contract bid and design is done how long does it generally take to build a 10,000ft long runway???

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4951 times:

Back in '92, they built taxi way "S" at ONT (Ontario, CA), the whole length of the runways. Took about 10 months.

User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4941 times:

Manchester got permission for the second runway in January 1997. Work started on the 10000ft runway in May 1997, but environmental protestors held things up. Completion date was May 2000, this has now slipped until at least August, due to the British winters!

This runway has it's own website. I suggest you spend some time there. I has lots of photos and details of the runway's construction plus lots of other stuff, the diversion of a road and river, a new firestation and dealing with all the extra rain runoff water.

If you're interested in runway building - Visit this site.
Plus Manchester's 24L/06R must be the only runway in the world with it's own website!

http://www.runway2.com


User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2592 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4923 times:

Don't forget to factor in the NIMBY's and lawsuits which extend time and cost. And then it usually gets built anyway!

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4916 times:

In July of 1988, we began what ended up to be a 1200' foot extension of MSY runway 10-28. It was completed late 90/early 91. Of course, the problem we have is a high water table, the ground underneath is almost like a sponge.

The moral of the story here is, the complexities involved in building a runway over a certain type of land can dictate how long it takes to build that runway.

Referece the above post regarding the newer runway at ONT.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



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User currently offlineYwg777 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4906 times:

I think that YWG,and YYC are planning to build another runway. Can someone tell me if a runway can get built tin the summer months?
ywg777


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

Johnboy wrote:
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Don't forget to factor in the NIMBY's and lawsuits which extend time and cost. And then it usually gets built anyway!
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...That would explain why the future 18R/36L has not yet been built at DFW...


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