About the Project
The pavement for Taxiway C (between the approach end of Runway 5L and slightly beyond Taxiway D to the notheast) and Taxiway D (between Runway 5L/23R and Taxiway C), was identified in the last pavement condition index survey (2014) as being one of the poorest on the airfield. At that time Taxiway C (between the approach end of Runway 5L and slightly beyond Taxiway D to the notheast) and Taxiway D (between Runway 5L/23R and Taxiway C) was rated a 33, which is well below minimum service condition. These taxiways are critical to the airport, as aircraft must transit these taxiways to depart from Runway 5L and to taxi to/from Duncan Aviation. Additionally, the project includes replacing the taxiway edge lights and lighting circuit which have exceeded their useful life.
Lastly, the Taxiway C run-up pad will be enlarged to enable larger Group III aircraft, with wingspans of 79ft up to 118ft, to operate on the run-up pad while remaining clear of the Object Free Area for Taxiway C. Based on current Group III standards, the Taxiway Object Free Area (TOFA) extnds 93' from the taxiway centerline. This leaves only 67ft of depth on the existing run-up pad. The expansion will increase the depth by an additional 65'.
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January 30 and 31, 2017
The geotechnical investigation work is anticipated to take approximately 2 days, depending on weather conditions, and will take place between 7:30am and 5pm. There is no geotechnical investigation work taking place inside the runway safety area for RWY 5L/23R, so it will remain open for the duration of the work.