Balfour Beatty Wins Runway Replacement Program: CEG

As part of RDU’s 25-year master plan, Vision 2040, the approximately $400 million 5L/23R replacement program is the airport’s largest capital project that will relocate the runway by nearly 500 feet to the northwest and will allow future expansion of RDU’s flagship terminal. 2 (T2) hall.

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a contract to carry out the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority (RDUAA) Runway 5L/23R replacement program.

Critical to the future growth and expansion of Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), the project involves constructing a new main runway and converting the existing runway into a taxiway.

As part of RDU’s 25-year master plan, Vision 2040, the approximately $400 million 5L/23R replacement program is the airport’s largest capital project that will relocate the runway by nearly 500 feet to the northwest and will allow future expansion of RDU’s flagship terminal. 2 (T2) hall.

Balfour Beatty will serve as Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) and provide pre-construction and construction services to construct the new runway parallel to the existing runway, and demolish and replace the existing runway with a new taxiway. The program will also include the relocation of part of Lumley Road to accommodate the new track location.

“We are honored to continue our 10-year partnership with the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority through the construction of their new Runway 5L/23R Replacement Project,” said Trent Johnson, Balfour Beatty project manager in Raleigh.

“Aviation is a strong market sector for our operations in the Southeast, and our team members are excited to build on this expertise while remaining committed to achieving our customers’ goals. We look forward to to use our company’s unique building and public works operations, as well as innovation technology and techniques, to safely and efficiently deliver a new airfield that will further expand and enhance the travel experience for customers of RDU.”

In addition to working on RDU’s runway replacement program, Balfour Beatty is currently carrying out the West Remain Over Night (RON) aircraft apron and runway slab replacement projects. Balfour Beatty will leverage his work on these projects along with expert advice from his infrastructure business in Wilmington to plan complex earthmoving operations through the execution of conveyor systems.

The company’s Buildings business will also leverage its extensive expertise in CMAR and state construction operations, as well as its strong relationships with the local contractor market in the Raleigh-Durham community. .

The approximately five-year construction of RDU’s new main runway will begin once the airport completes the environmental assessment process, which is currently underway with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The project will employ over 20 Balfour Beatty team members and over 1,000 contractor employees during the replacement program. Additionally, RDU has set targets for small businesses and minorities to ensure that local businesses have the opportunity to bid for the construction of the new runway.

For more information on RDU construction projects, visit airportprojects.net/rdu-ea/.

For more information about Balfour Beatty, visit www.balfourbeattyus.com.

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