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Aeronautics Taxiway Marking Crew, Secretary Davey, Beverly, May 2012MassDOT's Aeronautics Division this spring in addition to its other responsibilities is painting airport taxiway markings throughout the Commonwealth.

The Statewide Taxiway Marking Project is repainting taxiway markings at 30 public-use airports.  MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey in May visited the Beverly Municipal Airport, left, where the crew was at work.

Thomas Mahoney and Kathleen Mahoney, Aeronautics Division engineers, managed to save approximately $85,000 on the taxiway program by producing the plans and specifications in-house and by using an existing Highway Division engineering support contract to provide resident engineering services.

The repainted markings include: centerlines, edgelines, holdlines, non-movement area markings, enhanced centerlines, surface painted signs, compass roses, airport names and identifiers.

Airport taxiway markings are a safety issue, helping pilots navigate to and from the runway or apron. Faded markings can make traversing the airport confusing and increase the possibility of an airfield accident.  The work is approximately 50% completed and will continue in June. 

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