New Orleans Airport Geofoam Project Profile
Louis Armstrong Int’l Airport – (New Orleans, LA)
The New Orleans Airport East/West Runway’s nine month, $64 million rehabilitation project included the removal of some existing pavement, repair and replacement of damaged/deteriorated pavement sections, and the installation of a new concrete overlay. Geofoam with Perform Guard® was selected as a lightweight engineered fill material.
- Geofoam was utilized to mitigate differential settlements of existing pavements that were not performing well, and to mitigate potential differential settlement at the interface between new and existing pavements.
- Geofoam was used under the newly widened sections of the taxiway fillets to accommodate 747-400 aircraft turning radius.
- Geofoam was utilized for settlement mitigation as part of a new taxiway connector constructed on virgin soils.