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Top 20 Public Construction Projects of 1998


Top 20 Public Construction Projects of 1998
January 21, 1999

Project 8 - Third Runway and connecting taxiways

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Third Runway map

Project description: Runway 16R-34L connecting taxiways for Third Runway. Job included removing 139,000 square yards of Portland cement and asphalt concrete pavements; constructing 139,000 square yards of Portland cement concrete pavement; and applying 35,000 tons of asphalt concrete pavement. Related work included installing temporary erosion controls; excavation; storm drainage and water system improvements; electrical ductbanks; installing in-pavement light bases, fixtures and related conduit; and installing airfield signs and pavement markings.

Address: Sea-Tac Airport
Original contract amount: $19,783,815
Start of construction: March 23, 1998
Expected completion date: Nov. 6, 1998
Contractor: Gary Merlino Construction Co., 9125 10th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108, (206) 762-9125.
Engineer: John Rothnie, Port of Seattle, P.O. Box 68727, Seattle, WA 98168-0727 (206) 439-6607.
Owner: Port of Seattle, P.O. Box 1209, Seattle, WA 98111.

Project participants:

  • Amaya Electric
  • D.A. Zuluaga Construction
  • Terra Dynamics
  • M.A. Segale
  • T.L. Smith
  • Asphalt Services
  • Antigo Construction
  • Ringel & Assoc.
  • Cascade Testing Laboratories.


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