Runway rehabilitation project begins at MYR Aug. 4

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Horry County Department of Airport (HCDA) began its $18 million runway 18/36 rehabilitation project at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) Aug. 4.

Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is a popular stopping point for private aircraft owners traveling up and down the coast and accessing the Grand Strand.

“It is our goal to have as little impact on operations (and vacation plans) as possible,” airport officials said, noting that because the airport has just one runway, some closures will be required.

In order to complete this work, yet keep the runway open during peak operating hours, Horry County Department of Airports in conjunction with its airline partners has developed a Runway Closure Schedule.

  • Phase 1: Notice to Proceed – Aug. 4
  • Phase 2 – Runway soft closures (Aug. 4 through Oct. 4, 2014)
  • Phase 2B – Runway hard closures (Oct. 5, 2014 through Nov. 23, 2014)
  • Phase 2C – Runway soft closures (Nov. 24, 2014 through March 29, 2015)
  • Substantial completion – March 29, 2015 (5:30 a.m.)
  • Phase 3 – Demobilization – April 26, 2015 (11:59 p.m.)

“The runway project is an important project, which will extend the life of the runway for another 20 years,” airport officials noted.

The project includes:

  • Variable depth performance planning
  • Crack and PCC joint cleaning and sealing
  • Pavement reinforcement layer (GlasGrid or approved equal)
  • On-site bituminous mixing plant
  • Bituminous concrete paving (leveling and surface courses)
  • Blast pad construction
  • Runway grooving
  • Temporary (half rate) and permanent (full rate ) pavement markings
  • Seeding and sodding
  • Runway edge lighting replacement
  • Runway edge and taxiway centerline lighting replacement (in-pavement lighting)

If visiting the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area, and arriving during scheduled closures, alternative airports in the Horry County Airport System include Grand Strand Airport (CRE), Conway Horry County Airport (HYW) and Loris-Twin Cities (5J9).

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