OHare Runway 9L-27R Paving - Chicago, Ill.
A Kiewit-led joint venture began work in July 2007 on a $62 million project to construct Runway 9L-27R at O'Hare International Airport. The project was part of the O'Hare Modernization Program, which reconfigures O'Hare's intersecting runway system into a parallel runway configuration to reduce delays and increase airfield capacity.
Runway 9L-27R is 7,500 feet long and 150 feet wide. It is designed to accommodate Group V aircraft, which have wingspans up to but not including 214 feet and tail heights up to but not including 66 feet.
The project included constructing a full-length parallel taxiway and associated high-speed exit and crossover taxiways between the parallel taxiway and the runway. The major scope of work included clearing; grubbing; earthwork; paving; connecting new pavements to the existing runway; and taxiway and shoulder pavements.
Associated elements featured runway and taxiway underdrains and local drainage, and electrical work. Finishing treatments include runway and high-speed exit taxiway pavement grooving and surface applications, pavement marking, topsoil, seed/sod and other erosion controls.