Here are some Fast Facts about the new South Runway.
||$791 million (estimated)|
||$1.42 billion in total economic. $1 million a day pumped into local economy during 2013, the peak of construction, for actual construction activities*|
||September 18, 2014|
||7,000,000 cubic yards. This is enough material to fill the Louisiana Superdome more than 1.5 times or fill Marlins Park more than 2 ½ times|
|Concrete for the runway pavement
||535,000 square yards equals almost 38 miles of two lane (24’ wide) highway.|
|Concrete for the structures
||68,000 cubic yards|
|Concrete Piles for the Runway/Taxiway Structures
|Concrete Beams for the Runway/Taxiway Strurctures
||350,000 square feet of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall|
||520,000 square feet|
||Months in advance of theo pening date, the FAA will conduct a Part 139 Inspection of the new facilities. They will then conduct actual new runway commissioning activities including the performance of flight checks.|
*Based on an economic impact model of the south runway project using 2010 IMPLAN data for the tri-county area.