Taxiway F Rehabilitation, Raleigh-Durham International Airport

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority identified the need to rehabilitate portions of Taxiway F based on the results of a pavement assessment completed in 2015. The assessment was a re-inspection to monitor the rate of deterioration of the pavements and to provide an updated pavement condition index value (PCI). The results of the re-inspection identified several sections of Taxiway F which are in Fair to Poor condition, based on the current PCI values.

In addition to the pavement rehabilitation, this project also includes rehabilitation of existing paved shoulders, construction of new paved shoulders where none exist, subsurface drainage improvements, and new pavement markings within the project limits identified above. Electrical engineering for the project will include installation of centerline cans and conduit only, rehabilitation or replacement of taxiway edge lights and circuitry associated with new paved shoulders and fillet revisions, and taxiway signage evaluation and replacement.

WK Dickson provided design and bidding services for the project which is estimated to be approximately $24M for construction. Through schematic design phase, WK Dickson evaluated and addressed complex issues with construction phasing, staging, and access. Stakeholder meetings were conducted with RDU personnel from Facilities/Engineering, Operations, Ramp Control, Maintenance, Asset Management, and Security along with representatives from all airlines serving RDU, and general contractors/potential bidders. The outcome of the stakeholder meetings was a phasing plan that balanced operational constraints with construction costs that will benefit all parties involved.