Balfour Beatty to deliver RDUAA’s runway 5L/23R replacement project

WCN Editorial Team 10 Feb 2022 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority (RDUAA) has awarded a contract to Balfour Beatty to construct the new 5L/23R runway replacement project.

Valued at nearly $400m, the 5L/23R replacement programme is part of Raleigh-Durham International Airport’s (RDU) 25-year master plan, Vision 2040. It is said to be most significant capital project of the airport.

The project will move the runway approximately 500ft to the northwest and enables the expansion of the Terminal 2 (T2) concourse of RDU.

Work on the project include transformation of the existing runway into a taxiway as well as the construction of a new primary runway.

For the project, Balfour Beatty will be work as construction manager at-risk (CMAR).

The company’s scope of work under the contract involves preconstruction and construction services for the new runway.

It also includes replacement and demolition of the existing runway.

Additionally, the programme includes relocation of a part of Lumley Road to accommodate space for the new runway.

Balfour Beatty Raleigh project executive Trent Johnson said: “We are honoured to continue our 10-year partnership with the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority through the construction of their new 5L/23R runway replacement project.

“Aviation is a strong market sector for our Southeast operations, and our team members are excited to build on this expertise while staying committed to delivering our client’s goals.

“We look forward to utilising our company’s unique Buildings and Civils operations, and technology and innovation techniques to safely and efficiently deliver a new airfield that will further expand and enhance the traveling experience for RDU’s customers.”

The five-year construction project will commence after the completion of the Environmental Assessment process.

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Satellite view of Raleigh Durham International Airport. Credit: NASA World Wind/ commons.wikimedia.org.

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