Project is funded by outside sources

Caleb Daniel

The Minden Airport is entering the final stretch of work on a brand new taxiway which will improve efficiency and provide more room for aircraft to operate.

Airport Manager Steven Burdeaux said the current midfield taxiway runs from the apron, which is essentially the parking area, to the middle of the runway.

“So if you want to take off, you have to back-taxi down the runway on each end,” he said. “That increases the amount of time the aircraft is on the runway and not taking off or landing, which can be a safety hazard if


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