"It is a site of historical, exceptional. One does not rebuild a track all day," said Tuesday the director of Paris-Orly, Régis Lacote, during a visit to the site is open to journalists. Track 3 from Orly airport south of Paris, managed by Aéroports de Paris (ADP), was constructed in 1947 and extended in 1959 to reach a length of 3320 mr.
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Since then, she has undergone several operations to big maintenance. But "today we have arrived at a phase where we need to rebuild part of the roadway", which exhibited structural disorders, explained Régis Lacote. The Western two-thirds of the track must be deconstructed and rebuilt completely, and the third Is reloaded in the mix.
The closing of the track 3 for the duration of the work, which commenced on 28 July and that of the track 2 until the beginning of September limiting the operations on the platform during the first phase to a single track - requested program adjustments on the part of the airlines. In every 4600 flights, a total of 55 to 60,000, were cancelled, 3000 reprogrammed and a limited number reported on the airport of Paris-Charles de Gaulle, according to ADP.
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These changes affect particularly the periods of highest activity are the months of September until mid-October, with a density of the flights business to be much more important that in the month of August.
During the whole duration of the project, the work will cause rollovers unusual for people in the north-east of Val-de-Marne and Seine-and-Marne, but also from September 2 to those of the communes of the valley of the Orge to the south of the airport, said Régis Lacote.
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To optimize the supply of construction materials and reduce the impact of truck traffic, the approximately 300,000 tonnes of rubble from the demolition of 185,000 m2 of concrete slabs were crushed on site and reused for up to two thirds in the structure of the new runway and for a third party to be recycled on construction sites in the south of the Ile-de-France.
"We take these works to implement compliance infrastructure," informed Régis Lacote to the New Factory. According to the paper, the track had stations electrical dilapidated and asbestos was present in the networks. The cable marking shall also be replaced to meet the standards of the european Agency of air security (EASA).
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in addition, the site allows you to build the bridge allowing the N7 under the tracks and the tunnel of the line 14 passing under the runway 3.
The site has a few surprises in store with the discovery of reinforcement, particularly robust, the remains of hangars for airships dating back to 1923, and a few shells of the German army found in the verges of the track.Updated Date: 30 August 2019, 00:00