PROJECT: Aviation

Jerome County Airport - Reconstruct Parallel Taxiway

Jerome, Idaho

Client

Jerome County

Construction Value:

$1.5 Million

Overview:

Since 2004, T-O has worked with Jerome County to improve their airport. During that time we have completed a wide variety of projects including reconstruction of the primary tie-down and refueling aprons, perimeter fencing and gates, master planning and land use zoning.

Our most recent project for Jerome County consisted of widening and reconstructing Parallel Taxiway A. At its original width of 30 feet, the parallel taxiway did not meet the current FAA Design Group II taxiway standard width of 35 feet.

T-O was tasked with:

  • Widening the entire 5,000 feet of Parallel Taxiway A
  • Reconstructing three connecting taxiways
  • Relocating a fourth taxiway while keeping airport closures to a minimum

Through careful project phasing, the entire parallel taxiway was reconstructed with only two runway closures of three days each. The airport fuel island remained open for the duration of the project. This parallel taxiway reconstruction project featured the FAA's recent three-node taxiway radius design. 

Construction of the project required:

  • Full depth pavement reconstruction 
  • Rock excavation
  • Safety area and drainage grading 
  • Pavement edge drains 
  • New taxiway directional signs
  • Runway edge lighting relocation
  • Pavement marking and reflectors

The project was successfully completed on time and under budget with minimal impact to aircraft operations.