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Stewart Airport Pervious Asphalt Pavement


Pervious asphalt pavement at Stewart Airport

A 6-acre pervious asphalt pavement parking lot was installed at Stewart International Airport to expand the existing parking lot capacity while promoting stormwater infiltration. The site also utilizes bio-swales, infiltration trenches, a large void sub-base and rain tanks. In addition, some of the runoff is collected and used for the irrigation system using solar-powered pumps.

Site Location

Site name: Stewart International Airport
Address: 1180 First Street, New Windsor, NY 12553
Owner: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
County: Orange
Watershed: Moodna Creek
Land use of site: Airport
Can this site be visited? Yes
Location on site: In front of main terminal, parking lot A

Stewart Airport parking lot with green patch through middle and two parked cars

Practice Details

Intent of design: Expand existing parking lot capacity
Size of structure/capacity: 6 acres
Size of drainage area: 6 acres
Plants or materials used: Pervious asphalt pavement, grass
Maintenance: Periodic vacuuming
Maintained by: Stewart Airport staff
More than one practice at this site? Yes, the site also includes bio-swales, infiltration trenches, a large void sub-base, and rain tanks

Design/Installation Information

Design: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Engineering Department
Installation: Argenio Brothers
Date of installation: 2010
Zoning change or special permit required: No
Project cost: $9 million
Form of payment: Lump sum bid

For Additional Site Information:

Contact: Philip Cremin, Assistant Chief Civil Engineer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Phone: (973) 792-4326
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