In the spring of 2007, the Department of Aviation commissioned the nation’s first end-around taxiway,
Taxiway “V”. Instead of arriving aircraft landing on Runway 26R and taxiing
into the Central Passenger Terminal Complex after crossing Runway 26L, these
aircraft now taxi around the end of Runway 26L. Due to a special design of the
taxiway, aircraft can now depart on Runway 26L without incurring delays created
by the Runway 26R arrivals crossing the runway. This special design and use of
the taxiway has resulted in an increased Runway 26L departure rate. An increased
departure rate leads to reduced delays and emissions.
Learn more: Environmental Programs.