O'Hare Runway 9R-27L and Associated Taxiways
EDI, as a Chicago Aviation Runway Designers (CARD) Joint Venture Partner, is currently providing preliminary and final design services for the extension of Runway 9R-27L (former Runway 9L-27R). These comprehensive design elements include a system of three parallel taxiways that will serve this extended runway, the proposed Runway 9C-27C, located to the north, and the Western Terminal that will be located to the south.
One of EDI's preliminary engineering responsibilities focused on the proposed drainage system that will serve the Runway 9R Extension and Taxiway areas. The system will also collect flow from proposed Tank Farm Road which will be located southwest of this project area. In addition, EDI is developing the existing and proposed cross sections, which includes defining the required earthwork, and identifying potential conflicts with existing and proposed utilities that will be located within the project area.
Divided into three construction phasing packages, final design engineering services will allow existing Runway 14R-32L to remain operational as needed to meet O'Hare operational needs. EDI is an integral part of the team providing runway/taxiway horizontal and vertical geometric design; drainage design; pavement design; utility removal, relocations, and proposed systems; NAVAIDS; airfield lighting; earthwork balancing; and coordination with adjacent projects that are instrumental to the redevelopment of the entire North Airfield.