Canberra Airport taxiway extension

Canberra Airport taxiway extension
Status:Under construction
Value:$22.5 million
Timeframe:Began mid-2019. Due to complete June 2020.
Client:Canberra Airport Group
Primary Contractor:Huon Contractors

Project Scope: 

Canberra Airport's taxiway extension, Taxiway Bravo, will run the full length of the airport's main runway and eliminate the need for planes to wait to cross the runway before arriving at the terminal. Planes currently have to wait up to five minutes to cross the runway.

The work will help streamline the arrival of passengers to the airport and make it safer for aircraft to move about on the airfield. It will also allow Canberra Airport to handle more freight and wide-body aircraft. 

“We believe every minute matters for passengers and this taxiway will save passengers time while creating more valuable national infrastructure for our capital city."
Michael Thomson, Head of Aviation at Canberra Airport

Michael Thomson, Head of Aviation at Canberra Airports, says the airport aims to use local support and resources as much as possible during the build. 

Included in primary contractor Huon Contractors' scope of work are: pavement construction, utility relocations, new stormwater infrastructure, bulk earthworks for pavement construction, environmental management and installation of linemarking and associated aeronautical ground lighting.

Image courtesy Nick-D.

Article published on Sunday, 08 December 2019

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