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Clifden, Co. Galway.
|This project consisted of the construction of a 600m long
concrete runway with associated taxi-way, apron and access
road, drainage and fencing.
The airport was constructed on a mountain top; soils consisted
of blanket bog 2 to 10m deep overlying bedrock. Some
70,000m3 of peat was moved and 20,000m³ of rock was
excavated by blasting and crushed to manufacture pavement and
In areas of deeper peat the runway taxiway and apron were
constructed on piles. A storm-water collection and disposal
system was completed using PVC drainage pipe up to 900mm
diameter and included two settlement ponds and petroleum
interceptors to preserve the quality of nearby fisheries lakes and
Peat stability was a constant issue during construction and
mitigation measures were put in place to mitigate the risk of
slippages throughout the works. Similarly the quality of water
run off during construction was closely monitored to ensure the
level of suspended solids after control measures were
implemented remained within acceptable parameters.
|Client||Department of Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs,
|Architects/Engineers||Thomas Garland & Partners,