Oakland International Airport – Runway 12-30 Rehab

Oakland International Airport Runway 12-30 Rehabilitation Project – Oakland, CA

Ghirardelli Associates provided Civil and Electrical Inspection and Office Engineering support for this high profile, fast paced $55M project as a subconsultant to Orion Engineering.  The project included a 6-week period of construction work requiring intensive 24/7 on-site continuous inspection services.  The work was phased to allow this busy international airport to remain active and continue near normal passenger and cargo service while the runway rehabilitation work was occurring.  The major components included:

  • Reactivating an inactive taxiway into a temporary active taxiway;
  • Converting another taxiway into temporary Runway 11-29;
  • Installing temporary and permanent pavement markings;
  • Modifying existing and installing new airfield signage;
  • Installing runway lighting and navigational aids;
  • Pavement rehabilitation of the 10,520 Ft. Runway 12-30 centerline, taxiway centerline, and touchdown zone (TDZ);
  • Replacement of light cans and adjusting runway and taxiway centerline and edge lights to new grades;
  • Constructing approximately 8,300 feet of asphalt concrete overlay on a partially active runway at an adjacent airfield;
  • Restoring temporary Runway 11-29 to a taxiway;
  • Saw cut grooving in new runway pavements; and installing permanent runway and taxiway markings.

For some of the airport’s taxiways where operations could not be shifted, work, was performed during the Airport’s weekly maintenance closures which typically occur on Monday mornings from 12:30 am to 5:30 am.