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Airport Capital Improvement Program

Airport Capital Improvement Program


Runway 12/30 Rehabilitation

Runway 12/30, the Airport’s main commercial air carrier runway, is fully instrumented.  At 10,000 feet in length, it provides landing and take-off distances that accommodate all types of commercial and air cargo aircraft. The Runway 12/30 Rehabilitation project pavement overlay construction was completed over a two-week period in September 2017 with careful coordination with the FAA, airlines, and community stakeholders to balance operations and community impacts. Follow-up work continues through Spring 2018.  The project was funded primarily through Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants.

Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements

All airports were Congressionally mandated to comply with Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) RSA standards by the end of 2015. These standards set forth criteria to enhance safety in the event that an aircraft undershoots, overruns, or veers off a runway. The first major phase of construction for the RSA improvements at OAK began in May 2013 on the primary air carrier Runway 12/30 at the South Field, and was substantially completed in September 2014. Construction of the North Field RSA improvements began in November 2014 and the RSA-compliant runways were completed in November 2015, in advance of the mandated deadline of December, 2015. Remaining elements of the RSA program (electrical upgrades and vehicle service roads) were completed in mid-2017 and funded primarily through AIP grants.

Airfield Pavement

Port staff continue to implement the Airport’s pavement management program. This program ensures that the pavement at the Airport, one of the Port’s largest assets, is managed in the most cost-effective manner to provide the longest pavement life, ensure aircraft safety, minimize foreign object debris damage, and maximize AIP grant funding.

Airport Perimeter Dike Improvements

The perimeter dike separates OAK’s South Field airfield from San Francisco Bay waters and protects the essential airfield and terminal facilities. The Port has completed a series of studies that assessed existing geotechnical conditions, vulnerability of the dike to storms, sea level rise and potential future seismic events, and identified improvements needed to address those vulnerabilities. Design and environmental review is complete. Construction of the initial phase of dike improvements is programmed to begin in Fall 2017. Approximately $46 million is included in the 5-Year CIP to cover the cost of construction.  The Port has received two State Local Levee Assistance Program (“LLAP”) grants amounting to $6.4 million to pay for a portion of the project design, environmental analysis costs, and construction. The LLAP was created in 2006 when California voters approved Proposition 84, which provided funds for programs to evaluate and repair local levees and flood control facilities.



Terminal 1 Retrofit and Renovation Program:

The Port continues to work on the renovation and retrofit of OAK’s Terminal 1 (T1 Program), in a phased approach. The T1 Program focuses on replacing aging infrastructure, bringing building systems up to code, and reducing life-cycle costs. The overall program for the terminal renovation is called “Moving Modern." During FY 2017, the implementation of major life-safety and infrastructure improvements in building M102 was on-going, including the construction of exterior shear walls and micropiles (foundation elements), the installation of interior seismic bracing and other infrastructure work, which will be accomplished while maintaining full operation of the security checkpoint. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017. The T1 Program is funded primarily by Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs).

International Arrivals Building (IAB) Upgrade:

This project includes upgrades to improve reliability and functionality of the dated facility to better serve the international passenger market, including a new baggage carousel and expanded passenger processing. The project involves coordination with and design approvals with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). During FY 2017, the design was finalized, construction was initiated, and Phase 1 of the construction was opened with Phase 2 underway. The IAB Upgrade Project will be funded primarily by PFCs and completed in Fall 2017.

TSA Recapitalization of Baggage Screening Equipment

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Electronic Baggage Screening Program has undertaken a national recapitalization effort because many of the existing checked-bag Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) deployed at airports throughout the country are nearing the end of their projected useful life. The recapitalization effort refers to the replacement of EDS machines, typically with a newer model EDS machine with similar or better throughput and capabilities. The TSA selected OAK as a priority airport to participate in the TSA’s program to recapitalize the EDS located within the Checked Baggage Inspection System of Terminal 2. The Port is required to design and implement terminal infrastructure modifications needed for the installation of EDS within the baggage screening area. The Port has entered into an Other Transaction Agreement that requires the TSA to largely cover design and construction costs. Construction is underway with all machines scheduled to be in operation by Fall 2018.




OAK has an extensive utility network, serving approximately 2,600 acres of land area. Water, stormwater, sewer, and electrical infrastructure are vital to the ongoing operation of Airport facilities; failures must be avoided through a combination of maintenance and on-going capital investment. Approximately $24 million has been included in the 5-Year CNA for utility infrastructure projects. These projects include water and sewer upgrades, sewer lift station replacements, and electrical substation overhaul and upgrades. Because of the extent of aging, improvements have been prioritized based on need and master plan assessment. The replacement of Lift Station 1 and Lift Station 2 are two of several projects intended to renew and modernize critical portions of OAK’s sewer system infrastructure based on recommendations of the Sanitary Sewer Improvements Comprehensive Report completed in January 2015. Upgrades to Lift Station 1 were completed in August 2017, and the design of upgrades to Lift Station 2 is currently underway.