Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Case Study

Raleigh-Durham International Airport


RDU General Aviation Area Redevelopment


Raleigh-Durham International Airport


Development of a new general aviation area and a taxiway extension connecting the runway to the new general aviation area. 

The project required grading of the taxiway extension, general aviation area with hangar pads and an access road. Glover was also charged with utility relocation for water, electrical and navigational equipment and lighting, creation of significant storm drainage and a large modular retaining wall.


Hauled borrow from offsite and installed utilities under active FFA navigation lines. 

Attention to detail in every aspect of this project was of the utmost priority, and allowed the nearly 7 million (6,724,874 – see RDU traffic statistics for 1997) passengers who departed from, arrived to, or transferred planes at Raleigh-Durham International to travel without a glitch or delay as a result of ongoing construction by Glover.


  • 28,000 square-yards of concrete pavement for the taxiway and hangar pads
  • Asphalt pavement for the apron area and access road
  • Retaining walls
  • Hanger pads for general aviation area

Contract Value: ~$13 million