Falcon Field Airport Realignment of Taxiways A & C

Providing solutions and support for the future of aviation development for the City of Mesa and surrounding regions.

The Mesa-Falcon Field Airport operated as a pilot training base, opening in 1941. As a general aviation reliever, the airport provides many services, including flight instruction, chartered aircrafts, and even recreational flights.

Dibble provided design, bid, and construction phase services for the realignment of Taxiways A and C in accordance with the recommendations from the FAA’s Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT). The purpose of this project was to help reduce runway incursions (RIM) at the Airport by providing conventional exit connector taxiways at the ends of Runways 4L-22R and 4R-22L compliant with FAA best practices for design. The existing angled taxiways were designed to be removed and replaced with standard 90-degree taxiways. Also included was the hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of the southwestern airport basin and existing drainage infrastructure, as the realignment of Taxiway ‘A’ had significant impacts to the existing basin area.

New pavement after construction

Details

Client
City of Mesa

Location
Mesa, AZ

Scope
$3.17 M


Project Lifecycle

Newly realigned Taxiway

The Dibble Team, in preparation for design and construction for the realignment of the two major taxiways, provided FAA National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) evaluation services for the project. Significant analysis was completed during the environmental process for earthwork areas and depths of disturbance. Of note was the likely potential for impacts to the on-airport detention basin and the connecting off-site storm sewer system. This environmental process resulted in a Categorical Exclusion granted by the FAA within four months of starting the process. Dibble also completed a comprehensive ALP update to show updated geometry standards, placement/relocation of key connector taxiways, performing AGIS-compliant survey, reviewing obstruction data and identifying areas of RIM emphasis.