Runway Lighting Rehabilitation

Airfield Lighting Improvements

This project focused on modernizing the electrical infrastructure that serves Runway 14-32, the primary runway at Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV). Leading up to this project, KSA coordinated with SHV personnel to compile all relevant available record drawings from past electrical installations along Runway 14-32. KSA also conducted multiple site visits to collect information pertinent to project design that was not attainable through review of record drawings. These preliminary efforts enabled KSA to accurately assess cable run locations, runway circuit components, and electrical infrastructural age. KSA commenced project design with continued Airport correspondence.

The design included replacement of all Runway 14-32 edge lights, centerline lights, threshold lights, and touchdown zone lights with modern LED fixtures. It also included removal of the existing direct-buried runway edge light circuitry and replacement with a cable-in-conduit system. Additionally, the design stipulated removal of all centerline and touchdown zone lighting cable and replacement with new cable installed to the existing in-pavement conduit. Through close coordination with the Airport, KSA was able to incorporate additional needs of the Airport into project design, such as replacement of Runway 14-32 electrical circuit constant current regulators which had reached an ailing state.

KSA also organized multiple meetings with various SHV personnel to develop detailed project phasing that would allow for project completion with minimal impacts to airfield operations. The project successfully went to bid and is anticipated to commence in the beginning of 2023. 

Project Manager
Jonathan Farmer, P.E.