Airport update: loud phase finished
The loudest phase of the construction for the airport redevelopment project has been completed ahead of schedule.
All 719 piles have been driven beneath the surface to create the foundation for the new terminal at the L.F. Wade International Airport, according to a press release from Skyport.
Pile driving — the process of hammering steel piles into the ground — began on May 28 and work took place seven days a week.
Frank Ross, executive director of infrastructure at Aecon Construction, stated: “The pile driving was the noisiest phase of the project and we would like to thank our stakeholders and neighbours for being patience for the past couple of months.
“We are pleased to have completed it months ahead of schedule. Also, so far, 34 per cent of the pile caps have been completed and we are well on our way to finishing the project on time.”
The work was scheduled between 7am and 10pm every Monday through Saturday, and between 7am and 6pm on Sundays. It finished on September 22, four months ahead of the schedule.
Work was carried out by Aecon Foundations and Correia Construction and involved 28 Bermudians.
The construction of the new airport terminal is expected to take 40 months and will be finished in 2020.
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