Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Aviation & Ports: Airside
Design: Civil Engineering
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Taxiway A
During the inaugural Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) became one of the busiest airports in the country, making the need to complete Taxiway A (north and south) a high priority. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) informed ABIA that the project would be eligible for discretionary funding and our design team was given notice to proceed by the City of Austin several months prior to FAA’s deadline.
The project team was in constant coordination with the FAA’s program manager for ABIA throughout the design of the project to verify funding. The firm also coordinated directly with ABIA operations and others at FAA in preparation for the construction safety phasing plan. The scope of work included providing an independent review of all project deliverables, such as engineering reports and construction bid documents.
In addition to the completion of Taxiway A, the firm addressed FAA safety concerns for excessive pavement by the painting of the excess fillet pavement on parallel Taxiway B and the “no taxiway” islands between entrance Taxiway B and bypass Taxiways F and M.