Project Summary

Client
JV Driver International

Budget
$200 million

Services
Construction Management

Market
Infrastructure

Project Description

The Government of the British Virgin Islands sought to expand Terrance B. Lettsome Airport with an expanded runway to support a B737-800 or an Airbus A 320 along with an upgraded terminal, taxiway and apron. The design-build project included upgraded lighting, all surface drainage works, upgrade of an airport access road, new parking lots and a fixed-based operator terminal for private jets with direct marine access.

RAM’s Role

RAM was retained by JV Driver International to lead the technical and update the financial estimate for the design-build proposal. Technical experts including Louis Berger were assembled from across North America.

Project Highlights

• New pavement structure on both existing (active) and expanded runway from 4,645 feet to approximately 7,100 feet
• Constrained site adjacent to sensitive environmental concerns at Trellis Bay
• Poor geotechnical conditions required unconventional soil improvements to ensure the existing runway would remain active
• Optimization of existing termination structure to fit with expanded terminal and accommodate higher passenger volumes.