FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012
A brief, ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled for the Marco Island Executive Airport Taxiway Project on Friday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Marco Island Executive Airport, 2005 Mainsail Drive.
The public is invited to attend. One or more members of the Board of County Commissioners may be in attendance. District 1 Commissioner Donna Fiala will be attending along with representatives of the Collier County Airport Authority Advisory Board, DeAngelis Diamond Construction Inc., the general contractor, and URS Corporation, the project engineer.
“This project is a life safety issue and is of the utmost importance to the citizens of Collier County,” said Airport Authority Executive Director Chris Curry. “It was funded primarily by a grant from the FAA along with FDOT funding and a local match and includes the construction of a parallel taxiway and the expansion of the south aircraft ramp area. This project will increase capacity and provide a safer operating environment at the airport.” The project is projected to be completed on time and under budget.
Prior to completion of this project, the Marco Island Executive Airport was the only airport in the state of Florida with a 5,000-foot runway accommodating jet traffic without a taxiway. Aircraft previously had to land and back taxi down the runway while other aircraft waited to land and take off. This had been a major safety concern for aircraft utilizing the Marco Island Airport.
For more information, contact Debbie Brueggeman, Executive Assistant at (239) 642-7878 ext 34.