Project Details

Primary Contractor
Los Angeles World Airports
$96 million
March 2010
Start Date
June 2012
Completion Date

Improving Los Angeles Airport Taxilane S

Flatiron constructed a new taxilane at the Los Angeles International Airport, the world’s busiest origin and destination airport, and sixth busiest in total traffic. The $96 million project was part of the new Bradley International Terminal at the airport.

The new 3,785-foot long taxilane S connects the north and the south sides of the airport. The runway was constructed with 12-inch-thick concrete topped with 19 inches of PCC paving on to stand up to the weight of large planes. The taxilane accommodates the A380 airbus, a doubledeck, wide-body, four-engine airliner. A Flatiron owned and operated batch plant was used to support PCC paving operations on the project. Flatiron also completed structural paving and earth work associated with the runway. Crews placed approximately 220,000 cubic yards of material, including more than 8,000 feet of concrete (up to 60-inch) drainage pipe, 10,000 feet of 16- and 24-inch ductile water line, retaining walls and a number of other structures.

A major component of the project was deep excavation and underground utility work. Some of the excavations included shoring that exceeded 40 feet. Work also included installation of a new fuel system, drainage and an electrical system for the new terminal.

Over the course of the project, crews placed approximately 220,000 cubic yards of material combined

Creative staging was used to keep the diverse range of work on schedule

Designed with limited knowledge of existing utility locations causing multiple design changes

Flatiron devised solutions to accommodate utility installation and worked around existing utilities to keep the airport in operation during the project

Completed with ZERO lost-time incidents