CEMEX provided nearly 15,000 tons of cement for a revamped 12,390-ft. runway and taxiway at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport – the busiest airport in the world.
Crews with the general contractor McCarthy Improvement Co. started work in August 2019 on the reconstruction of the airport’s 9L-27R runway and corresponding taxiway as part of the its $6 billion expansion and makeover plan. With construction crews required to adhere to strict completion timelines, CEMEX delivered cement 24/7 from its Clinchfield, Ga., cement plant to assist McCarthy in its efforts.
“Infrastructure in the U.S. needs improvements and updates, so Americans can remain connected and get where they need to go quickly and efficiently,” said CEMEX USA President Jaime Muguiro. “At CEMEX, we are proud to safely support essential infrastructure projects that help achieve those goals and provide products that will enhance the experiences of travelers for years to come.”
Atlanta’s 9L-27R runway is the longest runway at the airport to accommodate larger jets required for long-haul international flights. Through Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, travelers can fly to more than 75 international destinations in 50 countries. The airport typically serves more than 110 million travelers annually and has been designated the busiest in the world since 1998.
“Atlanta’s airport is a critical hub for travelers, and it provides a crucial gateway for people in the U.S. to access the rest of the world,” said Joel Galassini, CEMEX USA executive vice president – cement commercial. “CEMEX has the know-how and experience necessary to help in the construction of massive infrastructure projects while providing the much-needed support to meeting the tight deadlines and keep projects moving.”
The runway and taxiway reconstruction were part of Phase 1 and 4 of construction at the airfield. CEMEX also recently supplied an additional 4,000 tons of cement for other projects related to the airport’s renovation.