John Glenn International Airport Utility Corridor Relocation
The $10 million utility corridor relocation project at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) is the foundational step in achieving the airport’s master plan, which includes the construction of a new terminal building, consolidated rent-a-car (ConRAC) facility and public parking garage. Critical to the success and planning for these buildings is relocating a significant amount of underground utilities which includes gas, water, sanitary, electrical and communications cabling. This also included working with local utility providers to bring additional capacity to the airport’s 1,164-acre campus.
KLH served as the lead engineer for the electrical and communications scope of work and assisted with planning the future utility needs for the buildings associated with the master plan. The firm conducted quality control reviews for the sub consultant completing the final engineering for all medium voltage distribution on both the land and air sides of the airport.
The communications scope of work included the relocation of CRAA fiber, FAA fiber, AT&T and Spectrum duct banks. The total amount of fiber backbone to be relocated or provided is expected to be well over $5 million. The relocation required thorough coordination with utility providers and the airport for future capacity planning and switch over procedures for all proposed scopes of work.