Intrastructure Magazine

The final layer of asphalt has been laid on Western Sydney International Airport’s (WSI) 3.7km runway, marking a major milestone for the project. 

While construction of the airport’s runway has been completed, line marking and final installation of the 3,000 runway lights will be undertaken later in 2024.

CPB Contractors ACCIONA Joint Venture Project Director, Christian Byrne, said that the team had been placing asphalt for over three months. 

“Over this time, 270t of asphalt have been placed per hour, all of which was produced at the on-site Boral batch plant,” Mr Byrne said.   

“At the same time, we’ve laid approximately 220km of aeronautical ground lighting cabling under the runway. That’s equivalent to the distance between Sydney and Forster.   

“Layers of asphalt have been laid meticulously, often in multiple passes, while quality checks are completed to ensure the surface meets strict tolerances. 

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