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