AviationHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Mr. Overman was principal-in-charge for the design of the second phase of the 5th runway project at the world’s busiest airport.

The assignment involved paving, marking, lighting, and NAVAIDS for the proposed 9,000-foot Runway 10-28 that paralleled Taxiway U and the dual parallel connector for Taxiways W and Z. Design services included a complete new airfield lighting system using state-of-the-art, in-pavement technology, as well as edge lights, guard lights, airfield signing, and a new electrical vault.

This runway project required over 17.5 million cubic yards of embankment to be divided into two sections and placed on a compressed schedule, including the crossing of ten lanes of I-285. Due to a limitation on the trucking of materials on area roadways, a five-mile conveyor system was used during construction to transport the material from a local quarry. The embankment for the runway is over 60 feet higher than the interstate in some locations. The crossing includes four 1,100-foot tunnel structures and a taxiway bridge that will accommodate future expansion to 16 lanes of traffic.

5th Runway Site Preparation, Paving, and Lighting
Atlanta, Georgia

This monumental and complex assignment included directing 20 subconsultants during the design phase, a compressed project delivery schedule, coordinating numerous government agencies, and utilization of novel paving methods.



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