Hillsboro Airport Runway 13R/31L Rehabilitation

Hillsboro, OR



LF of runway rehab

$20 million

Project cost


Century West recently completed design and bid period services for Phases 1 & 2 of the Hillsboro Airport (HIO) Runway 13R/31L Rehabilitation project, which consists of the reconstruction of a 100-foot keel section of the runway for roughly 2/3 of the length of the runway, and a stepped mill and inlay of the outer 25 feet of the runway. The project also includes shoulder reconstruction and widening, electrical and signage improvements, grading and drainage improvements, the replacement of the runway subdrain system, and pavement markings. Electrical/signage and pavement marking work will span the full length of the runway, which requires the shut-down of the cross-wind Runway 2/20 for a short duration. Significant stakeholder coordination was necessary to help facilitate Port discussions with Airport tenants and Air Traffic Control to identify a viable construction plan. Century West coordinated with HIO operations staff to find a solution for phasing construction work in a manner that would minimize the Runway 2/20 shutdown schedule and overall impacts to airport operations. The project specifications, FAA Design Report, and Construction Safety and Phasing plans and narrative were all completed by Century West under this contract. Design services were completed and the project was bid in spring of 2018 with an overall bid price of $14M. Century West is currently assisting the Port in finalizing permits through the City of Hillsboro and Clean Water Services. Construction is scheduled to begin June of 2019. Century West has already commenced construction services for the Port reviewing Requests for Information and submittals and will continue to assist the Port with services through the duration of construction. Design for Phase 3 of the Runway Rehabilitation is anticipated to begin early 2019 and will consist of providing plans, specifications, and estimates for the 2-inch overlay of southern third of the runway.