Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is rebuilding and installing new technology on one of its busiest runways, thanks largely to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants.
DFW has received two Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants worth a total of more than USD52 million. About USD49.5 million will be used for the refurbishment of Runway 17C/35C and associated taxiway improvements. The remainder will help fund a lighting upgrade for the terminal ramp areas.
Rehabilitation of Runway 17C/35C includes the installation of an updated pavement sensor system for measuring weather impacts. The central third of Runway 17C/35C will be replaced, and the entire 4,085 m runway will be resurfaced with a composite of concrete and polymer-modified asphalt.