HDR to offer civil engineering services for $1.5 billion airport project

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View of MIA / Credit: Miami Miami-Dade Aviation Department

The Miami Miami-Dade Aviation Department has selected HDR to provide civil engineering services for an estimated $1.5 billion in capital improvements at its complex five-airport system, including Miami International.

Among the planned improvements are rehabilitation of runways, and upgrades to aprons, taxiways, and underground utilities.

HDR will also design federally-funded airfield safety enhancements at each airport as well as airside accommodations for today’s larger aircraft.

HDR will also design improvements for four general aviation airports. They include Miami Opa Locka Executive, which is home to the largest U.S. Coast Guard air/sea rescue station, and Miami Executive Airport, which is among the fastest growing executive airports in the country.

“Our combination of a strong local team and national aviation expertise will foster innovative outcomes that help MDAD stay competitive in the global market and strengthen the communities served by these airports,” HDR aviation director Bill Peduzzi said in a statement. “We’re extremely thankful for this long-term partnership and excited about the great things it will make possible.”

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