taxiway shoulders

taxiway shoulders

A cleared, graded area around the taxiway of at least a 25-ft width. Taxiways, holding bays, and aprons are sometimes provided with paved shoulders to prevent blast and water erosion. Although shoulders may have the appearance of full-strength pavement, they are not intended for use by aircraft and may be unable to support an aircraft. Usually, the taxiway-edge marking will define this area. Where conditions exist such as islands or taxiway curves that may cause confusion as to which side of the edge stripe is for use by aircraft, taxiway shoulder markings may be used to indicate the pavement is unusable. Taxiway shoulder markings are yellow. See shoulder.
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Two other elements to the project include widening the taxiway shoulders from 15 feet to 30 feet to meet airport design standards and replacing and installing drains under the taxiway to meet requirements.
The company said the scope of the work under this contract includes the rehabilitation of taxiways R and T, as well as the construction and installation of taxiway shoulders, safety areas, elevated lighting systems and signage.
Scope of Work: Rehabilitation of taxiways R and T, as well as the construction and installation of taxiway shoulders, safety areas, elevated lighting systems and signage.