In July of 1998, MacArthur Associated Consultants (MAC) was contracted on an emergency basis to evaluate the pavement on 5,800 LF of the center portion of Will Rogers World Airport Runway 17L/35R, after the airport began to experience failures in the existing bituminous pavement portion of the runway. MAC was selected in collaboration with ZRHD to perform the design of the runway rehabilitation, including the associated runway centerline lights, touchdown zone light fixtures, and edge lights. In addition, the new portion of the runway was sawcut grooved, rubber was removed from the remainder of the runway, and the entire runway was remarked at that time. Sustainability was important at the time, and asphalt millings were used as aggregate in the cement-treated base course.
The project received a local and national award from the American Concrete Pavement Association for excellence in design and construction.