Balfour Beatty to give Raleigh-Durham International a new runway

The new runway will be built 152m to the northwest, making room for a new terminal concourse, while the existing runway will become a taxiway (NASA World Wind/Public domain)
Balfour Beatty has been awarded a contract worth approximately $400m to replace the runway at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina.

It will build the replacement runway some 152m to the northwest to make room for the future expansion of the Terminal 2 concourse, and turn the existing runway into a taxiway.

The company will be construction manager at-risk, providing pre-construction and construction services.

Trent Johnson, Balfour Beatty project executive in Raleigh, said: “Aviation is a strong market sector for our Southeast operations, and our team members are excited to build on this expertise while staying committed to delivering our client’s goals.”

Balfour Beatty is currently delivering the airport’s West Remain Over Night aircraft parking apron and runway slab replacement projects.

The approximate five-year construction of the new runway will begin once the airport completes the Environmental Assessment process, which is currently in progress with the Federal Aviation Administration.

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