Estimated at $350 million (as of October 2021), the entire ASE program includes demolition of runway 11R/29L, a 75-foot wide by 8,000-foot long general aviation runway, and replace it with a new parallel runway that is 150-feet wide by 11,000 feet long, new taxiways and connector taxiways, installation of aircraft guidance systems and a modernization of the airfield geometry to meet current Federal Aviation Administration standards.
Construction on the first of three Design-Bid-Build (DBB) projects commenced November 2021. The End-Around Taxiway Project is expected to be completed early 2023. The project entails construction of new Taxiways F, G, and D3. Also included, will be improvements to the Arizona Air National Guard’s Arm/De-Arm Pad, Gate B Entrance, and the installation of an aircraft barrier arresting kit (BAK) system on Runway 3/21.
Below, you can view the End-Around Taxiway Project construction progress.