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Partial Closure of the Greenbelt
April 17, 2013
A section of the Greenbelt will close to allow work associated with the expansion of the South Runway. Starting the week of April 29, 2013, construction crews will install a temporary safety fence along the Greenbelt’s north border and northwest section.
The 30-acre Greenbelt is a landscaped earth berm. The berm marks the airport's southern boundary running from the Dania Cut-Off Canal eastward. The vehicular entrance is located at the intersection of Griffin Road and Northwest 10th Street. The Greenbelt serves the community by providing a passive park containing a viewing area, walking path, diverse vegetation, and wetland areas.
The majority of the Greenbelt will remain open from sunrise to sunset including the parking lot, walkway east of the parking lot, and the walkway under Griffin Road.
Once construction workers install the safety fence, they will begin the following work:
- Install new water and sanitary utilities along the Greenbelt’s north border.
- Relocate a portion of the Airport’s service road into the northwest section of the Greenbelt.
- Relocate trees in the path of the utilities and the relocated road. Crews will replant the trees in the Greenbelt, Airport property, North Perry Airport, and Markham Park.
- Add landscaping and walkways.
- Install a permanent security fence once the construction is completed in the summer of 2014.
View a map (PDF) showing the construction area of the Greenbelt.
For more information, contact the Community Outreach Office at 954-359-6978.
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South Runway Expansion Update
March 15, 2013
Site Preparation and Navigational Aids Infrastructure
- Odebrecht/Central Florida Joint Venture (OCJV) continues to perform dynamic compaction to the runway to improve soil west of US-1.
- Trucks continue to haul embankment fill east of US-1.
- The mechanical stabilized earth (MSE) wall rises east of US-1.
- Approximately 145,000 square feet out of 323,500 square feet, or about 45%, of the Runway MSE wall has been completed.
- Just over 2.7 million cubic yards out of 5.5 million cubic yards, or about 49%, of the embankment fill work has been completed.
Construction Project Manager
- Parsons Transportation Group is providing construction project management and inspection services for the ongoing runway construction projects. They also oversee the materials testing performed by PSI, Inc.
Construction of the Runway/Taxiway Bridge Structures
- Tutor-Perini/Baker Joint Venture (TP) has relocated US-1 north and south bound lanes.
- Work continues on the foundations, including driving piles, pouring bridge walls, and placing embankment fill west of Perimeter Road.
- Soil improvements continue for installation of the MSE wall.
- Approximately 2100 piles, or about 78%, have been completed.
- Structure walls are 59% complete.
- Structure columns are 51% complete.
Ramp Opens from Airport to Port Everglades
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New Navigational Aid
U.S. 1 Lane Shift
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