The project had two objectives. The immediate objective of the project was to support Taxiway A extension. The larger objective in the project was to use the results of the Pond Design Criteria Study to improve water quality using design features consistent with FAA guidance on minimizing Hazardous Wildlife Attractants

The Taxiway A extension enhances airport safety and operations by limiting or removing the need to cross an active runway to access the Runway 23 threshold.

The water management system improvements included master drainage planning, pre-project and post-project water quality monitoring, including 200 acres of off-site drainage through the airport’s pond system, pre-project and post-project wildlife monitoring, site specific Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling, system improvement design, permitting with the jurisdictional agencies, construction of crenellations/baffles in existing ponds, design and construction of automated monitoring systems for water quality and quantity, coordination with stakeholders including FAA, FDOT, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), and the five Water Management Districts (WMDs).

The enhanced water management system also benefits the City of Naples and Collier County. Stormwater flowing from the airport eventually makes its way to Rock Creek which flows into the Gordon River then along the Naples Bay and eventually into the Gulf of Mexico.

EG Solutions’ personnel was the Engineer of Record. The project received the 2015 GA Airport J. Bryan Cooper Environmental Award from the FAC.

Project Taxiway A and Water Management System Improvement, Planning Design and Construction
Client Naples Municipal Airport
Location Naples, Florida