Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Taxiway D and E Reconstruction
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the Phoenix Metropolitan area’s only commercial airport serving 23 major air carriers. The city of Phoenix and Sky Harbor International Airport awarded Kiewit the project for the partial reconstruction of Sky Harbor’s Taxiway Delta and complete reconstruction to Taxiway Echo.
This CMAR project included the complete reconstruction of Taxiway “D” and the partial reconstruction of Taxiway “E” including all associated cross taxiways and infields. The project included milling and demolition of the existing taxiway, and replacing it with 202,000 SY of 18-inch PCCP self-performed by Kiewit. In addition, crews demolished and constructed the new underground drainage system, installed new airfield electrical, and applied a fog seal coat for the west cargo apron.
Close coordination with airfield operations and the FAA was critical to allow for continuous airline movements. Phasing within the seven GMP’s was instrumental to project success as the team worked adjacent to PSHIA’s terminal’s 4, 3, and 2 active aprons. The project required multiple crews working multiple shifts to accommodate airfield movement. All new airfield electrical and drainage utilities were installed and coordinated to maintain active service from phase to phase.
Close coordination with air operations was critical to allow for continuous airline movement at all times. During the 1,030 construction days, project personnel worked more than 220,000 hours without any recordable incidents. This project had seven GMP’s and was completed in September 2007, two months ahead of schedule.