In This Issue
FLL eNews is prepared and distributed by the Broward County Aviation Department, Public Information Office.
A $100 million Terminal Modernization Program began in September in Terminals 1 and 3. The carpeting in Concourses B, C, E and F will be replaced with modern, terrazzo floors. The floor in Terminal 3 is a Public Art project with an artist team designing the functionally integrated flooring. The design reflects the beauty, vastness, and complexity of South Florida’s unique ecosystems.
The flow of water, from the freshwater Everglades to the saltwater Atlantic Ocean, represents these ecosystems.
This is the start of a five-year program to make the passenger experience more enjoyable through upgrading and beautifying the terminals. Other improvements include improving the security checkpoints, modernizing the restrooms, and creating state-of-the-art passenger processing facilities.
In July, trucks began delivering fill to the South Runway construction site. They will haul an estimated 12,000 cubic yards of fill per day. A dedicated rail spur from the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway runs two trains to haul 8,000 cubic yards of fill each day.
The trains reduced the number of trucks on the roadways, vehicle emissions, and traffic congestion. This activity will last until early 2014.
Twelve structures (bridges) for the runway and taxiway will span over US 1 and the FEC Railway. Crews are driving concrete piles into the ground for the structures’ foundations. It will take the remainder of 2012 to drive all 2,648 piles for the bridge structure.
Workers are removing the western sections of the existing south runway. Asphalt from the old south runway will be recycled.
For additional information, check the FLLAIR section of our website.
Terminal 4 is undergoing expansion and modernization. Passengers will have more concession options as well as additional seating.
Crews will work on the terminal in phases to reduce disruptions to passengers and airlines.
Later this year, the relocation of the Security Screening Checkpoint will
begin with completion expected in 2013.
Bird lovers may enjoy Candy Childrey’s exhibition titled 'The Family of Birds.' It’s on display at FLL’s Lee Wagener Art Gallery in Terminal 2, Departure Level. The exhibition will run through October 10, 2012.
“My images showcase the details of life, its little corners,” says Candy Childrey.“The loss of habitat in general has put many species of our wading birds in danger of disappearing completely. This exhibit showcases some of Florida’s more common birds and also, a few that are not so familiar.”
Childrey is a self-taught photographer with a degree in chemistry and mathematics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now Randolph College) in Virginia.
For more information, contact Christina Roldan, Public Art & Design project manager at 954-357-8542 or email at email@example.com.
Construction continues on the runway structures. Travelers will see more piles driven into the ground and caps poured as part of the foundations. In late 2012, crews will begin to pour concrete for the structures’ walls.
As fill is hauled to the east end of the runway, the retaining wall will begin to rise. This is the highest portion of the runway and will require the most fill.
Upcoming Terminal 4 construction projects will consist of:
· Western expansion foundations
· Security Screening Checkpoint
· Decommissioning of the existing fuel line
· Negotiating the design of the eastern expansion
· Designing the eastern apron
· Designing the eastern expansion hydrant fueling system.
The Noise Mitigation Team will start the next phase of the Sound Insulation Program for another 100 homeowners. The Team will also start the voluntary acquisition of two mobile home parks. The Sales Assistance Program will start in late 2012.