San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has announced that it is ahead of schedule in delivering its taxiway improvement project.

The closure of Runway 28 Left, which began on 18 January, is now set to conclude earlier than anticipated, with reopening expected by 21 June.

SFO Runway
Planes on the runway at SFO

The project’s primary objective is to realign two critical taxiways, “Delta” and “Tango,” to improve aircraft manoeuvrability upon landing and exiting Runways 28 Left and 28 Right. The realignment aims to enhance operational efficiency and safety standards in line with industry regulations.

The construction crews have now successfully removed existing taxiways and reconstructed them as separate, non-intersecting pathways. This strategic realignment is expected to facilitate smoother aircraft movements and minimize the risk of runway incursions.

Key achievements of the project include:

  • Paved new taxiways covering an area equivalent to 15 football fields
  • Construction of an underground jet fuel facility, approximately the size of a two-car garage, to support airport operations
  • Installation of over 11 miles of electrical cabling to ensure reliable infrastructure
  • Application of more than 700 gallons of paint for taxiway markings, enhancing visibility and guidance for pilots
  • Coordination of over 1,400 truck deliveries for asphalt, reflecting logistical efficiency in material management

Golden Gate Constructors, the contractor awarded by the San Francisco International Airport Commission, has been responsible for executing the project. Supported by federal funding, the estimated construction cost stands at 60 million USD.


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