Taxiways K4 Expansions Stage 1

John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York

DY Consultants is the Sub-Consultant for the detailed engineering design related to the construction staging and airfield pavement marking to support the Expansion of Taxiway K4 including associated connecting taxiways as part of the JFK redevelopment program. The project includes a new taxiway connecting from Taxiway B to Runway 4L-22R; existing taxiway K4 Stub expansion from east of Runway 4L-22R to Taxiway Z; two new taxiways connecting the proposed Taxiway K5 expansion to Runway 13R-31L; and an additional taxiway connecting Taxiway B to Runway 4L-22R. The extension of Taxiway K4 will enhance the flow of aircraft taxiway flows by reducing congestion, conflicts, and deficiencies, and by optimizing traffic in the “Times Square” location. The improvements associated with this project will provide an added Group VI taxiing route, add an inner crossing point to alleviate taxiway Juliet, and provide taxiway connectors to serve the future CTA development.

DY’s role for this project was to provide the detailed engineering design related to the complex construction staging/phasing plans for the expansion of Taxiway K4 including several connecting taxiways. In addition, DY was coordinating and working simultaneously with the Prime Consultant (WSP), several other utility design consultants, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), Airport Operation and FAA Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) to develop the challenging construction phasing while having several taxiways in operation with a concept of split taxiways with utmost safety and operational consideration to support the aircraft operations during the entire duration of the construction.

Moreover, DY developed a set of permanent airfield pavement marking plans with associated construction details for a Taxiway Design Group (TDG) VI as per FAA design standards. DY also prepared a quantity takeoff (QTO) for the airfield pavement marking to support the prime consultant in preparing the final bid package.


  • Airport Design and Engineering