DFW International Airport
Heavy Civil & Transportation — Dallas, TX

DFW International Airport

Terminal D Elevated Roadway and Skylink Automated People Mover

McCarthy served as a major subcontractor on the construction of the new Terminal D at DFW Airport. McCarthy performed on two major construction packages. The first was a two-level elevated roadway system to provide access for arriving and departing passengers at Terminal D, and two-level addition to Parking Garage at Terminal D. The elevated road sections were designed using a post-tension system of both multi-strand and mono-strand cables.

McCarthy also constructed two four-story concrete tram stations and 2,500 lineal feet of elevated concrete super structure for the Skylink Automated People Mover System at Terminals D, E, and F. The elevated rail sections were 60 feet above grade and all concrete was cast in place. McCarthy self-performed cast-in-place columns, elevated bridge structures, and all concrete work.


With this project’s accelerated schedule and location at a busy airport, there is no time for a learning curve. McCarthy has the systems in place to keep this project moving. Also, their experience with complex construction projects will be extremely helpful as they work over traffic on the main tollway into the airport and around operating terminals.

Paul O'Donnell
Project Manager, Hensel Phelps Construction Co.


Kurt Knebel

Kurt Knebel

12001 N Central Expressway
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75243

Awards and Recognition

2003 Roger Burnet Award

Outstanding Project of the Year
Automated People Mover System
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.