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The Burns Group Completing Rehabilitation of Runway 13-31 at LaGuardia Airport


The Burns Group is providing aeronautical engineering to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the Rehabilitation of Runway 13-31 at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The 7,000-feet long, 150-feet wide runway was last rehabilitated in 2005. This critical project will maintain Runway 13-31 and its associated taxiways into a “state of good repair” to extend its useful life. Burns is providing all airfield electrical and lighting design to accommodate the runway rehabilitation including new runway edge and centerline lights, touchdown zone lights, airfield signs, runway guard lights, taxiway centerline and edge lights, runway surface sensors, underground electrical and communications infrastructure for future east field lighting vault, and airfield lighting control system updates.

As with any airfield project, construction phasing is a key consideration that requires careful coordination with the stakeholder team. Burns’ in depth knowledge of airport operations will help successfully navigate through the phasing options in order to arrive at the optimal solution for LGA. Electrical work will be accomplished through nightly closures of the runway in close coordination with airport operations. The design also includes provisions for temporary lighting for the runway and reflectors for the taxiway throughout construction. Finally, the design clearly defines the amount of work which the contractor can complete during the week to avoid impacting the weekend paving schedule.

Another key component of the project is the use of FAA-approved LED lighting fixtures and signage for major portions of the program. The use of LED fixtures will reduce maintenance, improve efficiency and lower operating costs. Burns is proud to continue our longstanding relationship with the PANYNJ on the rehabilitation of this vital runway at LGA.

Burns has specialized in airfield electrical, lighting and NAVAIDS systems since 1960, and our specialized aeronautical group is currently one of the largest of its kind in the US. Our focused staff of airfield experts have completed hundreds of successful projects at over 50 commercial and military airports in 22 different states. This group’s longstanding success can be attributed to robust training, hard-earned experience, highly responsive service and dedicated staff who remain at the forefront of industry developments.

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