Sharpe Bros. Tops NC Airport Runway Work
(1st / 2nd Quarters 2008)
Sharpe Bros., a division of Vecellio & Grogan, will provide final grading and asphalt paving on a new runway and taxiway at Piedmont Triad International Airport to accommodate FedExs new regional cargo hub in North Carolina.
With Vecellio & Grogan handling the mass excavation and rough grading, Sharpes $41 million contract involves topping off the strips with final grading and paving. Though the work will involve moving just 90,000 cu. yds. of dirt, Sharpe will haul in almost a half-million tons of aggregate base material and its pavers will lay some 230,000 tons of asphalt.
To illuminate the strips, an electrical subcontractor will string 750,000 ft. of copper wire through 35,000 ft. of two-inch conduit to power thousands of light fixtures.
Under a separate $8.5 million contract, Sharpe
Bros. will also finish and pave a 3,600-ft.-long taxiway connecting the airports two main runways. Both projects began this spring and are to be completed within one year.