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NEWS Last modified on September 18, 2014

New runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood set to open today

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s (FLL) new Runway 10R-28L is set to open today.

AECOM Technology Corporation explains it has completed its tasks as programme manager associated with the new taking-off and landing strip.

Runway 10R-28L is part of FLL’s Airport Expansion Program, and the new 8,000-foot-long commercial runway replaces the previous general aviation Runway 9R-27L.

AECOM served as the programme management team leader, providing services that included programming, validation, scheduling, budgeting and cost control, design definition, design management and construction oversight.

Global aviation sector leader, Loren Smith, says: “The FLL has been, and is projected to continue to be, one of the fastest growing airports in the country.

“AECOM is pleased to partner with the Broward County Aviation Department to help them meet the challenge of this growth while increasing the safety and reliability of the airport, improving the passenger experience and creating jobs in the local economy.”

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The $1.3 billion Airport Expansion Program, which began in January 2009, is aimed at improving FLL’s runway and international arrivals terminal’s capacity to enhance conditions in the crowded South Florida airspace, and is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

Other key projects include: runway and taxiway structures over a two-lane airport service road, the six-lane US Highway 1 and the Florida East Coast Railroad, new parallel north-south connector taxiways and an aircraft holding pad.

Performing numerous enabling projects, including the relocation of roadways and utilities, the demolition of various buildings and wetlands mitigation, and completing Terminal 4 associated work.

This includes the demolition of the existing 10-gate Concourse H, and expansion with a new 14-gate Concourse G, including 12 gates being capable of handling independent international arrivals, and creating a new checked baggage inspection system and airport administrative offices.

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