The City of Phoenix has issued a Request for Proposals for the construction of a new 48,000 square yard concrete apron at the always busy Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The project will be located at the Terminal 4, South 1 Concourse and will also include the construction of drainage structures, jet blast deflection systems, and some electrical work.
As planned, the new apron will entail 40,000 square yards of 18-inch thick aircraft concrete paving; 4,000 square yards of 9-inch vehicular rated concrete paving; and 4,200 square yards of 4-inch asphalt pavement service road.
The work will be done in conjunction with the general construction of the Terminal 4, South 1 Concourse.
The project is part of a larger $5.7 billion, 20-year facility construction and upgrading program approved last year by the Phoenix City Council for the 3,400-acre airport.
That larger plan is designed to accommodate a projected passenger load that is expected to increase in the next two decades from last year’s 45 million to around 80 million by the year 2040.
Work on the apron project is expected to begin in March of next year, with a rough completion date of November 2021.
The project, to be partially paid through federal funds, will be built to Federal Aviation Administration standards.
Submission deadline for the RFP is September 15.
By Garry Boulard
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