VNY Completes Major Taxiway Rehab Project

 - March 16, 2020, 11:48 AM
California's Van Nuys Airport has completed a major rehabilitation project on its Taxiway B, which entailed temporarily using one of its runways as a replacement. The start of a similar reconstruction on Taxiway A, is on tap for this month, and should be completed by mid 2021.

Los Angeles-area business aviation hub Van Nuys Airport has completed a nearly $30 million reconstruction program on its Taxiway B. The 14-month project was completed on time and on budget, according to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), which manages the facility.

The 8,800-foot taxiway was reconstructed in nine phases and included full-depth asphalt pavement, shoulder construction, new markings, installation of LED centerline and edge lighting, upgraded signage, and jet blast-resistant fencing, as well as grading and drainage improvements. Coordinated to permit tenant access and mitigate airfield impact, the project required a more than two-month shortening of 8,000-foot Runway 16R/34L and two extended closures of Runway 16L/34R, which was used as a temporary taxiway during the construction.

“Van Nuys Airport plays in integral role in our nation’s air transportation system, and we are committed to delivering to a gold standard in every aspect of operations, safety, and facilities, and the reconstruction of Taxiway B helps us do just that,” said LAWA’s interim CEO Justin Erbacci.

Later this month, work will begin on a similar 16-month long, $35.4 million rehabilitation project on Taxiway A, which is located on the west side of the airport’s runways. The FAA Airport Improvement Program is covering 90 percent of the cost of both projects.