Superior Construction to Build New Parking Apron at Tampa International Airport
Superior Construction has been selected to develop a new North Remain Overnight (RON) Parking Apron at the Tampa International Airport (TPA).
Under the $22.3 million contract awarded by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA), Superior will perform site draining and concrete paving to establish a new parking location for nine commercial freight aircrafts. Work is scheduled to begin in mid-July 2023.
The relocation is part of the final phase of TPA’s master plan, which includes building a new $784.4 million terminal building — the airport’s first in 17 years — where the current apron is located. That separate project is set to begin in 2024, with estimated completion in 2027.
“To make room for the new terminal, our scope of work will focus on a 20-acre site at Taxiway B1,” said Matt Stuart, Superior’s Tampa Area Manager. “It’s a significant project footprint, but using our own batch plant to mix and pour concrete on-site gives us greater control over quality and schedule.”
Superior estimates the project will require:
- 41,000 square yards of Portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP)
- 20,000 cubic yards of grading
- 3,000 linear feet of storm sewer pipe
- Seven cast-in-place storm sewer structures
“Sharing a job site with an active airport certainly adds a layer of complexity to the project. Our crews must abide by strict FAA regulations and receive specialized safety training,” said Ryan Hamrick, Central Florida Division Manager for Superior. “But with our previous aviation experience, this isn’t unfamiliar territory for the team.”
Superior has completed several active airfield projects, including work at the Nashville International Airport and the Cecil Airfield in Jacksonville. While this isn’t Superior’s first project at the Tampa International Airport, it is the company’s first contract directly with HCAA.
Crews expect to complete the 11-month project by June 2024.
About Superior Construction
Superior Construction is an American family-owned and operated infrastructure contractor dedicated to providing innovative solutions with industry experts and leaders. First established in 1923 as the J Largura Company, the now fourth-generation family business evolved into Superior Construction by 1938. Throughout its history, the company’s foundation has always been building the infrastructure of America, successfully delivering projects across numerous delivery methods, with a specialty in design-build. Superior provides unique design solutions, forward-thinking technology, and a safe work environment to create the most value for clients, employees and the community. Learn more at superiorconstruction.com and follow Superior on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.