- Location Sunnyside, WA
- Client City of Sunnyside
Fixin' to Fly
Taxiway relocation allows for larger aircraft to fly at Sunnyside.
Flying on the sunny side of life. 300 days of sunshine a year is the perfect recipe for the vineyards, orchards and pasture lands that inhabit this pastoral community. It’s also good for flying, however, the municipal airport had severe cracking on its taxiway, and the city needed to replace it with a new taxiway that would be consistent with FAA runway/taxiway centerline separation criteria.
Reid Middleton provided preliminary and final design, permitting, bid assistance, and construction engineering services for relocation of the parallel taxiway, phasing the construction process to minimize impact to aircraft traffic. The new taxiway positioned the airport to accommodate larger design aircraft in the future if desired.