Los Angeles World Airports announced Monday that work has been completed on the $29.7 million, 14-month project to reconstruct Taxiway B at Van Nuys Airport.
The work was meant to extend the taxiway’s pavement durability for more than two decades, which will increase safety and meet new Federal Aviation Administration design standards, airport officials said.
“Van Nuys Airport plays an 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 Justin Erbacci, the interim CEO of LAWA.
Reconstruction of the 8,800-square-foot taxiway was accomplished in nine phases and included pavement reconstruction, taxiway shoulder construction, new markings, installation of LED-lighted centerline and edge lights, upgraded signage, installation of new jet blast resistant fencing and grading and drainage improvements.
The Taxiway B Rehabilitation Project is the first of two federally funded projects to reconstruct the main north-south taxiways at Van Nuys Airport over three years. The FAA Airport Improvement Program is funding 90% of the construction cost for both projects, according to airport officials.
Later this month, work will commence on a $35.4 million, 16-month project to rehabilitate Taxiway A, located on the west side of the runways.