Work is starting on a $26.3 million, 14-month project to rehabilitate Taxiway B at Van Nuys Airport. The work, which will ensure a minimum 20-year taxiway lifespan and provide many improvements to the aircraft operating areas, is the first of three projects to rehabilitate both Taxiways A and B at VNY over the next four years. These improvements will be phased to maximize federal grant reimbursements and minimize operational impacts during construction.
The work on Taxiway B is being carefully phased to minimize the number of days that runways and taxiways will be impacted. The airport’s 4,000-foot Runway 16L, which is used mainly by piston aircraft, will be closed for 77 days starting in January, and for a 166-day span starting in early June. During these times, operations will be directed to the 8,000-foot Runway 16R.
Runway 16R will be temporarily shortened for 73 days starting in late March. During that period, there will be a minimum of 5,000 feet available for aircraft arrivals and 5,209 feet available for aircraft departures.
More information on the project, including the work schedule, is available at https://www.iflyvny.com/en/taxiwayproject