Paularino Gate, one of John Wayne Airport’s important access control locations, was originally constructed in 1987. JOA was contracted to do a large-scale improvement project on the gate to improve the safety, security, and infrastructure at JWA.
The gate’s much-needed improvements included: replacing failed pavement, guard booths, and water mains; improving lighting; installing a crash-resistant gate; replacing, and improving the adjacent landscaping. In addition, structural, ADA, and parking improvements were made to the airport’s administration building entrance.
One of the key challenges JOA had to tackle was the protection of an existing, shallow, 30-inch high-pressure gas line. JOA successfully coordinated with the gas company, the civil engineer, and the contractor to design and implement protective measures and prevent pipeline damage.
To complete the project, JOA performed construction management support