Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) Runway 8L-26R Widening

Hawaii Department of Transportation-Airports Division

As one of the largest airfield civil projects at HNL since the construction of the “Reef Runway” in 1977, the Runway 8L-26R project widens the runway width from 150 feet to 200 feet and the shoulder width from 35 feet to 40 feet. The principal goal is to allow unrestricted Aircraft Design Group VI aircraft operations on Runway 8L-26R. Geometry improvements were included on selected connecting taxiways to TDG-7 allowing design aircraft to maneuver within the airfield to and from the terminal complex without disruptions to airport operations. The project was bid and packaged into two phases of work with Phase 1 comprising of approximately 3,500 feet from the Runway 26R End, and Phase 2 widening the remaining 8,500 feet to the Runway 8L End.


  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Topographic Survey
  • AC and PCC Pavement Design
  • AC Pavement Rehabilitation
  • AC and PCC Pavement Reconstruction
  • Geometry Layout
  • FAA Advisory Circular Compliance
  • Airfield Lighting & Signage
  • FAA-Owned Equipment Design
  • FAA Flight Check & Publication Cycles Coordination
  • Construction Safety & Phasing
  • Safety Risk Assessment