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Runway 27L Extension at Philadelphia International Airport

Runway 27L Extension at Philadelphia International Airport

To increase efficiency at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Urban designed a 1,500-foot-long extension to Runway 27L

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Philadelphia International Airport
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Chris Gubeno, PE
Vice President, General Manager Aviation and Site/Land Development

Runway 27L Extension at Philadelphia International Airport

To increase efficiency at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Urban designed a 1,500-foot-long extension to Runway 27L. Urban phased work to allow use of Runway 9R-27L and all taxiways during construction. Substantial night work is required.
 

The extension was part of an even larger project, which also involved 9,600 feet of taxiway construction. Safety improvements included LED Centerline lighting at all new taxiways for SMGS routing, replacement of incandescent centerline lighting with LED lights on the runway, new guidance signs for taxiways and other signage updates, and new distance remaining signs. These specific upgrades will improve pilot visibility and overall runway safety.

 

A new storm drainage network was developed to minimize flooding and the airport’s fuel delivery pipes were relocated along with the installation of micro-tunneling and horizontal directional drilling for utility installation. Also, modification to standards for 25 feet wide runway shoulders and for FAA specification changes were tailored to the project needs. These essential upgrades will complete the Runway 9R-27L network, increasing efficiency and safety.

 

The scope of this $90 million project includes the following:

  • Relocation of NAVAIDs, including glide slope antenna, MALSR approach lights, and 4-box PAPI
  • Design of a new supporting ductbank network for power and communication systems
  • New distance remaining signs for Runway 9R-27L
  • New storm drainage network
  • Relocation of the airport’s fuel delivery pipes
  • Environmental permitting
  • Replacement of incandescent centerline lighting with LED lights on Runway 9R-27
  • Micro-tunneling and horizontal directional drilling for utility installation
  • Modification to standards for 25 feet wide runway shoulders and for FAA specification changes tailored to the project needs

Runway 27L Extension at Philadelphia International Airport

Runway 27L Extension at Philadelphia International Airport Construction

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Vice President, General Manager Aviation and Site/Land Development
cggubeno@urbanengineers.com 215.922.8081