Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Broward County, Florida, is a major hub facility serving more than 23 million annual passengers and the general aviation community throughout South Florida.
FLL encompasses 1,380 acres and has three runways. In 2003, the county began planning a facility expansion to meet increasing demands and to provide a better customer experience to the millions of travelers who use the airport. This plan, which became the Airport Expansion Program, covers a wide range of activities, including the extension of the southern runway, Runway 9R-27L, to accommodate larger commercial jet aircraft. In 2007, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners voted to extend this runway, and the Federal Aviation Administration authorized the runway expansion the following year.
In September 2011, Broward County named Parsons the construction project manager for the expansion of Runway 9R-27L. This expansion is critical to both the airport’s long-range program and the overall U.S. air traffic system. Fort Lauderdale’s Hollywood Runway Expansion incorporated large diameter and fully welded HVAC ductwork.