St. Louis, Missouri (May 22, 2019)—Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has received the American Concrete Paving Association (ACPA) “Excellence in Concrete Paving Award” for taxiway and runway rehabilitation work at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). KWAME, via their joint venture with HR Green Inc., and provided project management for the $9.7 million, multi-phase project, which included reconstruction of taxiways, known as Sierra and Kilo, and the rehabilitation of runway 12L-30R. The ACPA Missouri/Kansas chapter selected the project as the best cement concrete rehabilitation project completed in the state of Missouri in 2018. The awards program recognizes high-quality workmanship, quality and creativity in concrete pavement projects.

The taxiway reconstruction project included the removal of 15,000 square yards of existing Portland Cement Concrete pavement and replacement with new concrete pavement. The concrete removed from the old taxiway, originally constructed in 1979, was recycled and reused as the base course cap and sub-base layer.

Also included in the project was new drainage systems, 6,000 square yards of asphalt shoulders, asphalt service road, airfield lighting, airfield directional signage and pavement markings. To avoid disruption of normal operations at the airport, portions of the work was performed at night and on weekends. The general contractor was Millstone Weber LLC. The consulting engineer was Crawford, Murphy, and Tilly (CMT).


KWAME has completed numerous projects at Lambert since 1999, including the $62 million, award-winning Airport Experience Program, the largest renovation in Lambert’s history, and also the restoration of Concourse C and other areas following the EF4 tornado that hit the airport in 2011.

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