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Author Topic: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways  (Read 1815 times)

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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2019, 10:18:23 PM »

Indianapolis will have one when they make the 4th runway.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2019, 10:39:14 PM »

BLV - Scott Air Force Base/Mid-America Airport in St Clair County, IL (BLV is a reference to nearby Belleville, IL, but really the Air Base/Airport is between the towns of Shiloh and Mascoutah, IL)

East Drive runs under the Taxiway between the Parallel Runways 14R/32L and 14L/32R

I am not 100% sure if that part of East Dr is fully Publicly Accessible - it appears to be behind the Gate/Checkpoint on Seibert Rd/Scott Dr from the East/IL 158 or Charles Ln to Kentucky St/Superior St from the South/IL 161 on the military base side of the airfield
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2019, 11:24:14 PM »

Not sure if this counts... I-73 in Greensboro passes under a runway bridge that is currently unused, but would be used in the future if a new runway were to be constructed at Piedmont-Triad. This was built in 2017.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2019, 11:50:26 PM »

LAX:  You counted Sepulveda Blvd (CA 1)'s undercrossing of the runways, but didn't list World Way West's undercrossing of two taxiways on the west side opposite the main terminals.  I think that's still public access?

RDU:  John Brantley Blvd, the main public road to the airport, goes under a taxiway as it approaches the airport from the south.  At the north end, West International Drive goes under two taxiways; N Fuel Rd (AFAIK technically public access even though in practice only used by general aviation owners) also goes under one.

Is that - four undercrossings on three separate roads - the most of any airport?

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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2019, 02:34:06 AM »

ADS:  Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, built in the late 90s to connect two sides of Keller Springs Rd, which ends on each side of the airport
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2019, 09:33:21 AM »

Not sure if this one counts but it's been around since the mid-90s: Fort Mifflin Road tunnels just east of PHL's Runway 8-26 & Taxiway A1 pavement.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2019, 09:45:39 AM »

PA-885 under Allegheny County Airport.
https://goo.gl/maps/8oc59PsGzakVoJaS8

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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2019, 10:27:31 AM »

Not sure if this one counts but it's been around since the mid-90s: Fort Mifflin Road tunnels just east of PHL's Runway 8-26 & Taxiway A1 pavement.

It crosses beneath the Runway 26 threshold, so I'd say it counts.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2019, 10:48:37 AM »

Across the Pond, the Dutch A4 and A5 motorways, along with a couple of other local roads, pass under runways and taxiways at Amsterdam - Schiphol ('AMS').

https://goo.gl/maps/MV2fuNGTE8EvyKn28

There are numerous other examples of roads passing under runways and taxiways at airports elsewhere in Europe, too.

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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2019, 11:26:26 AM »

Newark, NJ when it had its original Control Tower.  Tower Road, to access it, crossed under a taxiway to get to the parking lot for FAA Controllers to park.  And yes, it was open to the public despite the tower not being open to anyone.

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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2019, 12:24:13 PM »

Washington Avenue under Runway 8 at West Michigan Regional Airport in Holland.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2019, 12:24:51 PM »

KY 20 under CVG.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2019, 01:27:44 PM »

OAK-Oakland Int'l Airport: Ron Cowan Pkwy goes under the taxiway between the terminal and runways 28L & 28R.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2019, 01:37:25 PM »

CPH--Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup--Englandsvej goes under runway 04L and a parallel taxiway.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2019, 03:52:53 PM »

Not sure if this one counts but it's been around since the mid-90s: Fort Mifflin Road tunnels just east of PHL's Runway 8-26 & Taxiway A1 pavement.

I'll count it with the rest of the thresholds; I would personally be leery of a landing on the Runway 8R side, with the passenger gates just off the other end of that runway.

BLV - Scott Air Force Base/Mid-America Airport in St Clair County, IL (BLV is a reference to nearby Belleville, IL, but really the Air Base/Airport is between the towns of Shiloh and Mascoutah, IL)

I'm going to guess the road is not publicly-accessible, there's no street view and it's an Air Force Base. That's one heck of a lengthy connecting taxiway, though.

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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2019, 04:14:47 PM »

Not sure if this one counts but it's been around since the mid-90s: Fort Mifflin Road tunnels just east of PHL's Runway 8-26 & Taxiway A1 pavement.

I'll count it with the rest of the thresholds; I would personally be leery of a landing on the Runway 8R side, with the passenger gates just off the other end of that runway.
The runway is unidirectional in terms of operations: eastbound departures on the R/W 8 side - westbound landings on the R/W 26 side.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2019, 05:07:10 PM »

Columbus John Glenn - terminal entrance/exit goes under a taxiway

As well as Sawyer Rd (I'll go verify this, tonight)
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2019, 06:21:34 PM »

ARL--Stockholm Arlanda Airport

The airport access road & Route 273 pass under the taxiway between runway 01L/19R & 01R/19L.

273 also passes beneath the taxiway between 01R/19L and 08/26.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #43 on: September 19, 2019, 01:00:52 AM »

In Bakersfield, Merle Haggard Drive runs under two runways at Meadows Field (Bakersfield's Metro Area airport). 
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #44 on: September 19, 2019, 03:45:49 AM »

Since we;re adding airports outside of US here's a couple:

HND - Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) - Bay Shore Route under Runway 04/22 and taxiway for 34L to 34R
NRT - Narita International Airport - southeast access road under main taxiway and terminal 1, National Route 51 and Chiba Prefecture Route 44 under 16L/34R
TPE - Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan - Hangzhan N/S Road, the main airport access roads, crosses under a taxiway
TSA - Taipei Songshan Airport, Taiwan - Fuxing N Road crosses under runway 10/28
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2019, 10:12:18 AM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.743124,-86.117661,941m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

Washington Ave goes under the runway at West Michigan Regional Airport in Holland, MI (which has never had commercial flights AFAIK)
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2019, 12:41:47 PM »

When Amon G Carter Field/Great Southwest Airport was a thing between Dallas and Fort Worth (but technically in the Fort Worth city limits), TX 183 passed underneath the north runway.  It was many years after the airport closed before the tunnel was removed.  The tunnel was located in the area where the Amon Carter Blvd. exit/overpass is now, and if you look to the north on the turnoff to Amon Carter from the TX 183 WB service road, there is still concrete left over from the old north runway that for some reason, wasn't taken up with the rest of the airport.  It can be seen while driving by, but not accessed, as it is fenced as part of the DFW Airport property.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #47 on: September 22, 2019, 02:14:37 AM »

This is a bit of an odd one, but at Paine Field, the route from the Boeing final assembly line to the main part of the airport crosses over SR 526. It looks like a road bridge from the air, but planes certainly do cross it. I'm pretty sure it's only used southbound, though, for planes leaving the plant.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2019, 03:24:41 AM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.743124,-86.117661,941m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

Washington Ave goes under the runway at West Michigan Regional Airport in Holland, MI (which has never had commercial flights AFAIK)
I submitted that one earlier upthread.  I did not see anything about commercial flights being  a requirement for inclusion.
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Re: Roads Underneath Airport Runways and/or Taxiways
« Reply #49 on: September 23, 2019, 03:10:44 AM »

SR 526 dips under a taxiway at the Boeing assembly plant in Everett, WA, which is attached to Paine Field (PAE). Basically every Boeing widebody ever made has crossed over the freeway, which was built for the original 747 portion of the factory.

 


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