Sydney Airport Corporation

Bravo 1 Fillet Widening

The Bravo1 Taxiway project involved widening a heavily trafficked Sydney Airport taxiway and sections of the main runway, for an area over 150m long, and 6m wide. The fillet widening conducted during curfew hours, involved the isolation of services, demolition of the existing pavement, excavation, preparation, and flexural concrete pour, followed by asphalt re-sheeting. Associated with the taxiway widening works is the adjustment of AGL lighting works and temporary linemarking.

Curfew projects at Sydney airport involve conducting all works within a 6hr window, from mobilisation to demobilisation, and reinstating the airfield to an operational state at the end of every shift. This involved finishing the concrete pavement, applying colour oxide to match surrounding areas so not to create a distraction for pilots, and applying suppressants to disturbed areas, mitigating risk of jet blasts creating dust on the airfield.

In addition to the critical works within the taxiway, off pavement works included adjustment of ground levels and the construction of a new V-drain with bird netting.

Client

Sydney Airport Corporation Limited (SACL)

Location

Sydney Airport, Mascot

Contract Value

$1 million – $5 million

Duration

8 weeks