Laredo's Airport Undergoes Carefully Planned Upgrades

Over the last 20 years, Laredo International Airport (LRD) in Texas has secured $200 million in funding for a long list of projects—perhaps unexpected for a non-hub, primarily cargo airport. But the work is growing out of a specific approach using incremental phasing that is responsive to funding - allowing the projects to get underway.

The airport’s master plan identifies a series of capital improvement projects over 20 years, segmented into five-year increments. For 2015-2020, that’s roughly 27 projects for an aggregate of $82.2 million. In 2014, the airport started seven projects ranging from $400,000 to $5.2 million, totaling $9.5 million. These projects included fence replacement, chiller replacement, baggage system improvements, apron reconstruction and rehabilitation, a security system and parking lot improvements.

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN), a LEO A DALY company, has assisted the airport with its aggressive project execution strategy for the past two and a half years. LEO A DALY provided critical terminal planning support.

Recent projects at LRD include:

Apron Rehab: The $5.2 million General Aviation Apron Reconstruction Phase 8/Terminal Apron Rehabilitation project started in October 2014 and wrapped up in June 2015. 

Taxiway G: The reconstruction project will provide Laredo International Airport with an $8.3-million, full-length parallel runway on the west side of the airfield.

Discover LRD’s game plan to bring even more projects to fruition:

Laredo’s Airport Grows in Carefully Planned Phases

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