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Cancun International Airport Runway

Project Type:

Airport

Services:

Planning, Design & Nonresident Construction Inspection

Construction Cost:

$95 million

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A. de C.V. (ASUR) / Cancún, Mexico

Cancún and the beaches along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula continue to draw millions of travelers annually.

To handle the growing demand in air travel, the Cancún International Airport has implemented a number of infrastructure projects including adding a new terminal, runway, and control tower that together have doubled the capacity for air traffic movements at the airport.

The Cancún International Airport Runway project involved planning, design, and construction of a new 2800-meter parallel runway including a new connecting taxiway from the existing runway. The 1500-meter distance between the two runways allows simultaneous take-offs and landings.

Other components of the project include a taxiway bridge spanning the main six-lane airport access road, a partial parallel taxiway with a rapid-exit taxiway, a new air traffic control tower, a new airfield lighting system, site development for a CAT I instrument landing system (ILS), and the development of a satellite rescue and firefighting station.

Mott MacDonald provided planning, design, procurement, and nonresident construction services for all runway, taxiway, and airfield lighting components of the project.

This included the initial siting analysis, tree clearing and obstruction analysis, geometric layouts, pavement design, grading plans and earthworks analysis, drainage design, runway and taxiway edge lighting, CAT I high-intensity approach lighting, new field electrical center, site development for Glidepath and Localizer for ILS, procurement contract for airfield lighting equipment, construction specifications, and nonresident inspection services during construction.

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