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Fort Wayne International Airport Begins Taxiway Rehabilitation

Fort Wayne International Airport Begins Taxiway Rehabilitation

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) has started work on the rehabilitation of Taxiway Charlie (Taxiway C) on the FWA airfield.

This project will focus on the rehabilitation of Taxiway C between C1 and Taxiway Y, as well as Taxiway C between the West Ramp and C5.  The scope includes selective concrete panel replacement and repair, joint sealing, and crack sealing and repair. The rehabilitation and improvements being made will allow for the continued safety of all airfield users, and passengers.

The rehabilitation of Taxiway C will be funded through a Federal Airport Improvement Grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FWA was awarded a grant in the amount of $4,259,545 - this project was funded at 100%, instead of the typical 90% due to the CARES Act.

“The Taxiway C rehabilitation project will allow for FWA’s airfield to see needed improvements that will benefit all users of the airfield,” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports. “We were thrilled to receive the full funding for this project from the FAA, and to be able to move forward with one of the smaller sequences yet this year. ”

The project is estimated to last 204 calendar days with construction split into two calendar years. The first sequence of work will focus on Taxiway C between C1 and Taxiway Y with work done yet this fall until the winter construction break. In the Spring of 2021 construction will resume on TWY C between C1 and TWY Y again for a second sequence of work and subsequent sequences focusing between the West Ramp and taxiway C5. CHA Consultants are the engineering firm, while Primco is the general contractor.

Runway 5/23, FWA’s longest runway, will be open and operational throughout the project, with no impact to passengers.

About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. The airport authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. Serving northeast Indiana and the surrounding region, FWA offers nonstop service to 14 cities on four airlines. In 2019, FWA served 791,810 passengers –the tenth year of consecutive growth. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit

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