LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)– Lafayette Regional Airport has officially opened Taxiway “Mike”, which gives general aviation tenants and pilots easier access to the main runways at the airport.
The $7.1 million project, which was funded with a $6 million Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development grant and $1.1 million of airport money and gives Bell Helicopter direct access to their building where the Bell 525 helicopter is being outfitted.
Bell recently completed $2 million in improvements to their building to accommodate the work.
“The opening of Taxiway Mike opens the door to further expansion on the LFT airfield,” says Executive Director Steven Picou, “There is about 5.35 acres of land adjacent to the taxiway that can be developed for new tenants. Land at the airport is very limited and now that the new taxiway is open that parcel of land will attract attention.”
The new taxiway provides direct access to Runway 11/29, the crosswind runway at the airport.