Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to Receive $180 Million in DOT Funding for New Taxiways

By Paul Riegler on 28 July 2018
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A Dreamliner landing at DFW

A Dreamliner landing at DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport announced it will receive up to $180 million in Airport Improvement Program funding to be used for two new end-around taxiway systems.

The letter was personally delivered to the airport by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.

End-around taxiways allow arriving aircraft to taxi around active runways instead of crossing them. The airport said that these taxiways increase the safety and efficiency of the airfield and create greater capacity on the airport’s runways.

“These funding commitments from the DOT and the FAA help make sure that DFW is ready for the future,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

The funding should cover half the cost of two additional end-around taxiways with completion expected in 2021 and 2023 respectively. The airport opened its first end-around taxiway in 2008.

In the course of her visit, Chao also delivered a letter authorizing a $31 million grant for the rehabilitation of one of the airport’s runways, Runway 17-C.

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