Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport Cargo Apron

Independence Excavating was contracted to construct a new parking apron to accommodate five full-size airplanes for overnight parking and a loading area for a new logistics center at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The main project scope included 15,000 CY of excavation; 8,500 CY of select sand base; 1,400 LF of new RCP drainage; 36” – 66” in diameter; six new aircraft-rated inlet structures; 37,760 SY of 6” FAA P-306 lean concrete base course and 37,208 SY of new 14” FAA P-501 Portland Cement Concrete Pavement.

Additionally, upgrades to the airfield lighting system, two new tether box tie-downs, new pavement markings, and site restoration were also included in our scope. We placed the majority of all lean concrete base and concrete pavement with our Gomaco GHP-2800 Slipform paver, RTP-500 placer, and TC-600 texture cure machine.