Portland Jetport Apron & Deicing

Portland, Maine

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City of Portland
389 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102

Project Type

Airport - Municipal / Utility


DeLuca-Hoffman Associates, Inc.
45 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04101

Start / Finish

February 2010 – October 2010

Description / Significance

The Portland Jetport Project was an 8 million dollar project consisting of:

  • Increasing the size of the concrete apron where airplanes are deiced by approximately 3.2 acres.
  • Construction of a 500,000 gallon underground storage tank for deicing fluid.
  • Construction of a building used for recycling the glycol deicing agent.
  • Drainage improvements to allow for future airport expansion.

All work was done while keeping the airport fully functional just yards away from the work area.

The concrete apron was constructed to the precise grades needed to ensure that the deicing fluid would be collected and sent to the treatment plant for proper disposal.  The concrete apron was 16,100 square yards in size and 17 inches thick.

The design of the large diameter storm water drainage system required the installation of 2,200 linear feet of 54” RCP as well as the jacking of the 54” pipe under an active taxiway.