Grissom Air Reserve Base Taxiway G Rehabilitation

Grissom Air Reserve Base, located in North Central Indiana, is one of only five Air Force Reserve Command bases in the nation. The Air Reserve Base — originally opening in 1942 —remains an integral part of the local community. To preserve its history and keep Grissom’s fleet moving, Taxiway G needed full rehabilitation to meet Unified Facilities Criteria.

The taxiway rehabilitation covered 2,700 feet by 75 feet of existing Taxiway G, full-depth pavement replacement, and milling and overlay of 20,000 square yards of existing asphalt pavement with five inches of new hot mix asphalt. CHA utilized a design-build method to minimize impacts on the active field. Complex phasing was implemented to accommodate uninterrupted access for the KC-135 refueling mission and private airport tenants. During pavement demolition, our team identified active duct banks crossing the taxiway pavement and designed a reinforced pavement section to protect them and prevent future cracking or deterioration.

Project summary


Full-depth replacement of 11,500 square yards of existing asphalt.

2.7K ft.

Rehabilitation covered 2,700 feet of Taxiway G.


Mill and overlay of 20,000 square yards of  asphalt pavement.

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Mike DeVoy, PE*

Mike DeVoy, PE*
Aviation Business Line Director

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Mike has over 30 years of experience in civil site, drainage, geometric, pavement, navaids, and airfield electrical design. He draws on his field, design and management experience to work with clients in understanding their needs and providing cost-effective solutions.