Bradley International Airport New Taxiway E Design and Construction

Windsor Locks, CT

Tons of Bituminous

Improved Aircraft Taxiing Efficiency and Elimination of Hazardous Hot Spots

This project reconfigured and constructed a new Taxiway E partially within the same footprint of the existing decommissioned Runway 1-19, including new intersections with Taxiway C, Runway 15-33, and Taxiway T. Project also involved construction of a new Taxilane M connector and conversion of the existing Taxiway E to the new Taxilane N.

Meeting Tight Deadlines while Delivering Project Solutions
To meet the FAA Airport Improvement Program’s tight grant deadline, MJ performed all design, detailed field survey and geotechnical investigations, permitting and bidding in under six months, working in close collaboration with CAA Engineering and Grants and Procurement divisions, BDL Operations and Maintenance divisions, and the FAA. MJ also provided environmental documentation, as well as bid phase, construction administration, and resident engineering service.

A few solutions MJ employed to improve this project, included:

  • Working closely with FAA Tech-Ops, MJ conceived multiple options, to deliver a preferred solution that avoided impacting existing FAA fiberoptic cables that service navigational aids and was beneficial to both Tech-Ops and the Airport.
  • MJ and Client explored an alternative GA Ramp Access that would help eliminate a potential hot-spot area. This alternative ramp was not included in the approved Ultimate Airport Layout Plan, and beyond the original scope of work. This alternative access was approved two weeks prior to the bid document due date. MJ designed, phased, permitted and coordinated with Airport Operations and tenants to implement the change, while meeting all deadlines.
  • To minimize construction impacts to airport tenants, MJ worked proactively and in close coordination with BDL Operations and two other design engineer firms and contractor teams involved in two additional concurrent airfield construction projects. MJ also coordinated construction phasing to provide tenant access to ramps being reconfigured and minimized construction hours at intersection points.