LAX Runway 6L-24R Safety Area Improvements

2015 - 2017

Runway 6R-24L on the north side of LAX required safety area improvements to provide a measure of safety in the event of an aircraft’s excursion from the runway. LAWA chose Orion to provide construction engineering services for this multi-year project. Through on-site construction administration and design support, Orion provided environmentally friendly solutions resulting in improved aircraft and passenger safety.

Orion extended Runway 6R-24L (10,885’ x 150’ PCC CAT VI) and Taxiway Echo 800’ and used declared distances to achieve an FAA compliant runway safety area. Lengthening of the runway required a reconfiguration of the connecting taxiways. The runway and taxiway pavements were constructed of PCC pavement.

Key Components

  • Conducted geotechnical investigations and prepared pavement designs for soft soils
  • Designed and commissioned FAA-owned equipment; coordinated FAA flight checks and publication cycles
  • Designed and implemented airfield lighting, electrical design and new signage
  • Produced new geometric layouts and fillets based on latest ADG/TDG criteria