Denver International Airport Cuts Ribbon on Taxiway EE Safety Project

Denver International Airport (DEN) has cut the ribbon on Taxiway EE, marking the completion of the largest FAA-funded safety project in the US.

This achievement is an important safety and efficiency milestone for DEN, as the new taxiway eliminates a hot spot for collision risks and runway incursions at the intersection of Taxiway M and Taxiway ED.

The Taxiway EE project was completed within budget and with minimal impact to aircraft operations
The Taxiway EE project was completed within budget and with minimal impact to aircraft operations

Specifically, Taxiway EE mitigates an issue related to aircraft taxiing on the existing Taxiway ED to and from Runway 17L while approaches are made on Runway 17R. Now, the new taxiway provides unrestricted access to and from Runway 17L, removing the need for aircraft “go-arounds.”

DEN CEO Phil Washington said:

“DEN is committed to providing a safe and efficient airport for all passengers and airlines. The completion of Taxiway EE is a testament to our dedication to safety and efficiency, and we couldn’t have done it without the support from FAA and our congressional delegation. We are excited to see the positive impact this project will have on our airport and the aviation industry as a whole.”

This 50.9 million USD project was completed by Flatiron and was fully funded with an FAA grant.

At the ribbon-cutting event, DEN also celebrated its success in gaining a 30 million USD grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for a lighting and runway rehabilitation project for Runway 17L-35R.

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