Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, End Around Taxiway 9L
As part of the Aviation Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Joint Venture, Pond contributed to the construction documents for the new award-winning Runway 9L/27R End Around Taxiway (EAT) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The team developed pavement designs for the reconstruction of Runway 9L-27R, the airport’s longest runway, which was strategically coordinated with enabling projects for the construction of the 9L End-Around Taxiway (EAT) and runway safety enhancements. Operational impacts were minimized through pre-construction efforts and a condensed construction schedule divided into four phases. The project encompassed three independent components — Runway 9L pavement replacement, Runway 9L End Around Taxiway Phase I, and safety improvements. The taxiway facilitates continuous taxi operations without impeding departures from Runway 9L, featuring new LED centerline, edge lights, and taxiway guidance signs. Upgrades to the ALCMS (Airfield Lighting Control and Monitoring System) were undertaken to accommodate control and monitoring of the new lights and additional graphics. The project also involved decommissioning the FAA Runway 9L MALSR approach lighting system and relocating the Runway 27R localizer and its shelter to accommodate the taxiway footprint. The relocation of FAA regulator and generator buildings, medium voltage distribution lines, fiber optic communication, and control utilities was necessary to facilitate these changes. Additionally, underground Georgia Power medium voltage distribution lines and the non-licensed vehicle road were rerouted to avoid the EAT, with a blast wall erected to shield vehicle traffic from jet blasts. Construction was phased to minimize disruptions to airfield operations.
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CLIENT
City of Atlanta Aviation
LOCATION
Atlanta, GA
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