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FLL Airport Improvements and Renovations
2nd Quarter 2014
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)  
View of the tunnels, structures, and eastern end of the runway
South Runway Expansion

Construction on the South Runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) continues as the project nears completion later this year. Updates and significant milestones include:

  • All 855 support beams for the runway and taxiway structures over US 1, Perimeter Road, and the FEC Railway have been placed. Also, all the concrete decks have been constructed.
  • Over 30 percent of the concrete for the South Runway has been placed. Crews continue to place concrete for the taxiways and  midfield apron. Installation of underground utilities for runway lighting and FAA navigational equipment continues.
  • Approximately 95 percent of the  embankment for the runway is in place. Over 90 percent of the retaining wall is finished and stands up to 50 feet high.
  • Demolition of the Hilton Hotel began on April 7, 2014. This will remove the building from the flight path of  the new runway.
  • Construction of the ramps for US 1 north, I-595 west, and Port Everglades continues. The new southbound US 1 exit ramp is also under construction.

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Night view rendering of the western phase of Terminal 4
Terminal 4 Expansion

The Terminal 4 Expansion Project is being constructed in two phases (eastern and western) while maintaining operations.

Updates and significant milestones include:

  • Foundation work for the new western phase concourse continues. Crews are building the foundation columns. They also are pouring the second floor beams. 
  • As part of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) initiative, a rainwater harvesting cistern was installed for the western phase. When completed for both the western and eastern phases, this system will recycle approximately 5 million gallons of rainwater a year.
  • The Terminal 4 Aircraft Parking Apron Project construction continues. Approximately 50,000 cubic yards of fill was removed and will be used for the South Runway Project.

2014 Upcoming Milestones 
  • Traffic on US 1, Perimeter Road and the northbound airport entrance will shift into their permanent dedicated tunnels in the 3rd Quarter.
  • South Runway embankment will be complete in the 3rd Quarter.
  • Paving of the South Runway will be complete in the 3rd Quarter.
  • Midfield aircraft apron will open in the 2nd Quarter.
  • Demolition of the Hilton Hotel will be complete in the 2nd Quarter.

Foundation construction work on Terminal 4
Terminal 4 Foundation Work
This is an aerial view looking east of the Terminal 4 construction.  The graphic overlay shows the outline of the western phase. Flights continue to use the terminal as work progresses.

Worker cutting the concrete pavement
Runway Paving Continues
A worker is cutting control joints on the western portion of the South Runway. Workers place the concrete in 15 foot wide sections. Paving continues as the airport remains open.