What’s New & Updated at HSV

Projects improving the roadways and parking areas for passengers were major upgrades for the Port of Huntsville in FY22..

New Pavement for Glenn Hearn Boulevard and Airport Parking

The major earthbound throughfare entering and exiting the airport received a complete facelift in the fall of 2021. Asphalt paving on Glenn Hearn Blvd. including both inbound and outbound lanes consisted of mill and overlay of pavement. Additionally, the concrete roadways in front of the HSV terminal building were cleaned and restriped to improve appearance.

The Economy Parking Lot also received a much-needed facelift with a complete mill and overlay of asphalt pavement. A massive sinkhole opened up unexpectedly to delay work for a short time but was quickly dispatched by HSV Engineering and contractors.

West Runway Reopens after 12-Month Renovation

Returned to service after a year-long extensive renovation, the18R/36L “West” Runway reopened to air traffic late November 2021 after an extensive renovation. The multimillion-dollar project provided much-needed resurfacing of the 25-year-old west runway pavement and replacement of decades-old incandescent lighting.

Runway 18R/36L is 12,600 feet in length and is the second longest in the Southeast U.S. It runs parallel to County Line Road on the west side of Huntsville International Airport and originally opened in 1967 for operation.

The design, construction and construction administration for this project were funded by a $23.5 million grant received by the Port of Huntsville through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program, which sets design standards for airport infrastructure and aircraft compatibility. The FAA – under DOT – also oversees the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant distribution program.

Other Engineering projects completed in FY22 include:

  • Light Fixtures in Concourse and Terminal Buildings Updated with LED Fixtures (August 2021)
  • T-Hangar Drainage Improvements Project (April 2022)
  • IT Updates completed in FY22 include:
    • Addition of Carbon Black Anti-virus for all client computers and servers
    • Addition of Cisco Umbrella DNS monitoring and protection
    • Upgraded parking system to include “touchless” ticketing
    • Fully implemented Sysaid work request ticketing system

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