Taxiway NA Reconstruction, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas

IEA is the consultant team leader for the reconstruction of Taxiway NA at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, involving design, bidding, and construction phase services.

The project provides for the full depth pavement reconstruction and expansion of 9,450 linear feet of Taxiway NA to address recurring age-related pavement failures and to implement new FAA Aircraft Design Group VI and Taxiway Design Group 7 criteria. The scope also includes the reconstruction and expansion of eight connecting taxiways south of Taxiway NA and three connecting taxiways and four high speed exits to the north between Taxiway NA and the airport’s primary arrival Runway 8R-26L. Work includes reconstructed and expanded asphalt shoulders, pavement section subdrains, storm sewer replacement, thermoplastic and painted markings, airfield lighting infrastructure, implementation of LED fixture and associated vault regulator upgrades, and airfield signage.

Extensive stakeholder coordination was required to reduce disruptions to airport operations, including development of an acceptable runway closure period and construction restrictions for work in the runway safety area.