California Construction News staff writer
Granite has been awarded a $174 million contract by the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to construct new exit taxiways and rebuild sections of existing runways.
“This project allows Granite to further enhance our quality relationship with LAWA that has been developing since 2016,” said Granite VP of Regional Operations, Scott McArthur. “We appreciate being trusted with a project that will provide increased safety and efficiency to one of the world’s busiest airports.”
The project includes building four new exit taxiways alongside existing Runway 6L-24R, rehabilitation of hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavement surfacing on Runway 6L-24R, and reconstruction of Portland cement concrete pavement keel section of Runway 6R-24L on the north airfield.
Two major runways will be shut down sequentially, requiring crews to work double 10-hour shifts, six and sometimes seven days a week for nearly a year.
Work will improve safety and operational efficiency on the airfield and extend the pavement life of both runways on the north complex of LAX. Granite will be recycling approximately 85,000 tons of materials on-site, and self-producing (batching) approximately 85,000 cubic yards of FAA Concrete for use on the project.
The project will begin in January 2023 and is expected to be completed in April 2025.
For more detailed project information, visit LAWA.org.