Phase 1 - East End (February 2014 - April 2015)
- Schedule I – Low Tiers of Retaining Walls, Lower Tiers Vehicle Service Road
- Schedule II – High Tiers of Retaining Walls, Lower Tiers Vehicle Service Road
- Schedule III – EMAS preparation and installation, Landscaping
Construction for the Runway Safety Area (RSA) project began on the east end of Runway 10R-28L in February 2014 and was completed in April 2015. After the tree and shrub removal, an existing gate was modified to provide an entrance and exit along the Highway for construction trucks and equipment that needed to access the east end of the runway and hillside. Construction barriers were installed along the north side of Highway 68 to minimize disruptions to traffic on Highway 68.
The work included in the first schedule within Phase One prepared and built up the low tiers of the retaining walls, which are designed to support the plateau for the installation of the Engineered Material Arresting Systems (EMAS) bed. Final improvement requirements included relocating the Vehicle Service Road (VSR).
After the completion of the low tiers of the retaining walls, the upper tiers built and the VSR completed, the fill from the VSR was used to construct the retaining walls for the EMAS plateau. When completed the retaining walls will contain mitigation plants and the entire hillside will be landscaped.