DAL Taxiway “L” Reconstruction
Project Owner: City of Dallas Aviation Department
The scope of work included the demolition of the existing taxiway and total reconstruction of a new taxiway within the Airside (secured) area of Dallas Love Field airport in Dallas, Texas. In total, TSC removed and replaced 68,850 SY of taxiway PCCP (18″ thick), which included subgrade prep, aggregate base course, and asphalt base course placement. TSC was also required to install new lighting, drainage, signage and pavement markings. All work was performed on a secure, air-side facility with rigorous controls. As construction was ongoing, TSC regularly met with Airport Operations and Owner personnel to review the three-week look ahead schedules. This helped identify potential issues and achieve solid coordination while avoiding negative impacts to budget and/or schedule. TSC was able to achieve the project schedule and performance goals while their paving plans, construction methods, and coordination eliminated adverse impacts to traveling aircraft and airport operations while maintaining security at this major airport.
With the worksite entirely within AOA boundaries, TSC utilized its Badging and Training (B&T) program to train for and monitor access and site-maintenance compliance, resulting in zero incursions into secure airside areas, zero citations, and 70,000 man-hours without an OSHA recordable on the project. In meeting stringent FAA airfield security and management guidelines, Texas Sterling worked with airport operations and airline representatives to review the proposed sequencing to both coordinate with daily operations and focus on maintaining integrated airfield security.
Utilizing a strong network of local MWSBE suppliers and subcontractors, Texas Sterling exceeded the 25% MWSBE goal for this project, achieving 29% participation while delivering on time and on budget.