US 1 Moving Under Runway And Taxiway Structures

DATE: January 9, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
PHONE: 954-359-6116

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Traffic on US 1 near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is scheduled to be shifted slightly west into the overhead structures on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at midnight. The shift is part of the reconfiguration of traffic flow for US 1 in conjunction with the South Runway Project.

For the past several weeks, construction crews have been completing work on the structures in anticipation of the traffic shift. The work has included testing of the life safety support equipment including emergency lighting, fire suppression (water and foam) and ventilation.

There will be two northbound and two southbound lanes.

Runway Structure Interesting Facts:

• Each Runway Structure is 810 feet long, while the Taxiway Structures are 440 feet long.
• The average height clearance is 24 feet in each structure.
• The Runway Structure is composed of four individual evacuation and ventilation systems.
• There are 134 fluorescent and 290-1,000 watt metal halide lights in the walls of the Runway
• 94 fluorescent and 269-1,000 watt metal halide lights and were installed in the walls of the
  Taxiway Structure. 

The change in traffic patterns will be transitioned in phases, with the southbound traffic moving first then the northbound traffic moving shortly thereafter.

Substantial completion of the South Runway Project is set for September 2014.

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