News / 1.3.18

O’Hare Taxiways K&L Wins ACEC-Illinois Engineering Excellence Merit Award

Epstein Lead Design Engineer for Dual Taxiways

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois has recently announced its annual Engineering Excellence Award winners and we are pleased to relay that the Epstein engineered Taxiways K&L at O’Hare International Airport has received a Merit Award. For this project, Epstein was the lead design engineer for these taxiways which were designed for Aircraft Design Group VI and align parallel to existing Runway 10L-28R.  Located within O’Hare’s Southwest Airfield, Taxiway K is 4400 feet long and Taxiway L is 2800 feet long.  Epstein’s design services included demolition, earthwork and grading, pavements, geometrics, NAVAIDS, drainage and storm water conveyance, erosion and sedimentation control, airfield electrical and lighting, utilities, fiber optics (FOT’s), pavement marking and signage.


These new taxiways are part of Phase 2A of the OMP which is the intermediate step toward realizing the goal of expanding and optimizing flight operations at O’Hare International Airport to provide unparalleled airline service for Chicago, the nation, and the world. 


The Epstein consultant team also included design and engineering services from Michael Baker International, Inc., ADO Engineering, Inc., Globetrotters Engineering Corporation, J.A. Watts, Inc., Jones Moore Construction and Consulting, O’Brien & Associates and SPANN Tech, Inc.

Lastly, our Merit Award will be presented on Thursday, February 8th at the ACEC-IL’s Black-Tie Gala held at the Bridgeport Art Center.