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John F. Kennedy International Airport, Runway 13L-31R Rehabilitation

To promote safety and efficiency a critical runway at JFK is widened, upgraded to concrete, and a high speed taxiway added

  • 10K

    Foot Runway

  • $275M

    Construction Value

  • Queens, New York

    Queens, New York

The upgrade of this critical infrastructure required comprehensive coordination to help complete the project on a tight schedule.

Having appeared in countless films and been mentioned in numerous hit songs, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) may be the most famous airport in the world. To keep the hits coming and the planes flying, we worked with PANY&NJ to design critical upgrades to Runway 13L-31R and related taxiways infrastructure, to improve safety and enhance efficiency of operations.

The project included widening the current asphalt concrete runway by 50 feet and upgrading it to Portland cement concrete. Work also included over a two dozen taxiway fillet widenings, a new high-speed exit ramp, replacement of runway lighting and signage, as well as upgrades to the MALSR and ALSF visual landing aid systems. This project had tight schedules and required constant coordination with the electrical design team, the facility and other stake holders. Coordination for survey, coring, construction staging, and design preferences for pavement and electrical installations, all had to be coordinated simultaneous to design advancement.

Although the original scope was for civil design only, thanks to our recent large hub airport runway reconstruction experience, we were thoroughly familiar with the extensive coordination needed to successfully support parallel efforts by other disciplines, such as on the JFK project. This included QA/QC review of airfield electrical and FAA equipment upgrades, which ultimately involved our role in coordination of construction staging. 

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Dave Dargie, Vice President, Aviation Engineering Manager

It’s my job to collaborate with owners and operators to design safe and efficient airports to enhance our air travel experience.
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John Henry, Senior Project Manager, Airports - Infrastructure

It’s my job to coordinate safety and design standards so that airports function safely and efficiently as part of the surrounding community and airport system plan.
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Dave Dargie

Vice President, Aviation Engineering Manager

John Henry

Senior Project Manager, Airports - Infrastructure

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