MKAA Airfield Modernization and Runway 5L-23R Reconstruction

The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA) has embarked on a multi-year Airfield Modernization Program (AMP) at McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS). The AMP is driven by the fact that the Runway 5L-23R pavement has reached the end of its useful life and requires reconstruction. The reconstructed runway will bring the runway geometrics, lighting and navigational aids up to current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design and safety standards. CHA is providing program management and final design services for the reconstruction of Runway 5L-23R.

Major modifications to Runway 5L-23R include:

  • Complete reconstruction of runway and taxiway pavements within the runway safety area (RSA) and additional taxiways where grade requirements necessitate reconstruction beyond the RSA
  • Replacement of runway and taxiway edge lighting, runway centerline lighting, runway touchdown zone lighting, and airfield guidance signs
  • Runway profile adjustment to provide compliant runway line-of-sight (LOS) and runway longitudinal gradient
  • 500-foot extensions of the runway at each end to provide 10,000 feet of usable runway length for the Tennessee Air National Guard (TNANG)
  • Storm drain improvements to achieve water runoff rate and water quality improvements
Project Services:
  • Program Management
  • Civil and Airside Design
  • Roadway Design
  • Pavement Design
  • Earthwork and Grading Design
  • Stormwater Design
  • Deicing Capture and Conveyance Design
  • Site Utility Design
  • Electrical and Lighting Design
  • Navaid Design
  • Construction Engineering and Administration
  • Construction Observation