The Houston City Council recently voted to approve a contract to improve the central aircraft taxiway at Bush Intercontinental Airport. The $45 million project will reconstruct the main thoroughfare that aircraft use to move amongst the gates and runways at the airport.
The work will hopefully rectify cracks in the current taxiway. The project is slated to begin on October 25 and is expected to last for 18 months. In order to minimize the strain on traffic flow at the airport, the repairs will take place in stages.
Airport officials expect that the 18 month project will result in longer times between landings and arrival at the gate. Although Houston travelers will ultimately benefit from a larger and safer taxiway, travelers should plan accordingly for tight connections during the reconstruction project.