Award: Improvements on two runways at LAX
Value: $174 million
Location: Los Angeles
Client: Los Angeles World Airports
Granite Construction has nabbed a $174 million contract to construct new exit taxiways and reconstruct sections of existing runways on the north complex of Los Angeles International Airport, the company announced in a news release.
The project includes four new exit taxiways as well as the rehabilitation of hot mix asphalt pavement surfacing on Runway 6L-24R. Granite will also reconstruct the concrete pavement keel section on Runway 6R-24L.
The job will entail two major runways shutting down sequentially at the fifth busiest airport in the world. Crews will work double, 10-hour shifts at least six days a week for nearly a year in order to extend pavement life and improve safety and operational efficiency on the airfield.
Granite will be recycling approximately 85,000 tons of materials on site, and self-producing approximately 85,000 cubic yards of concrete that meet FAA pavement standards for runway use, Granite said.
LAX governing body Los Angeles World Airports' Capital Improvement Plan and the Federal Aviation Administration will fund the project.
The project will begin in January 2023 and is expected to be completed in April 2025, according to Granite.