The existing Parallel Taxiway A was too close to the runway and needed to be shifted 6’ to the west.
Lights, Drainage, Action
Rebuilding the taxiway provided the opportunity to add LED lighting and improve drainage.
Too close for comfort. Parallel Taxiway A was constructed in 1984 and was too close to the runway to provide adequate wingspan separation between the largest aircrafts that operate at Friday Harbor Airport. Reid Middleton provided design for a realigned parallel taxiway to replace the existing parallel taxiway, including a new subdrainage system and an improved surface drainage design. A new LED taxiway edge lighting system layout was designed and all lighted signs on the airport were replaced with new LED signs. Reid Middleton coordinated all aspects of the design and construction with the FAA.