• Indianapolis International Airport.

Project Details

Description Aviation
Funding/Grant Procurement
Land/Site Development
Master Planning
Public Involvement
Location Indianapolis, IN
Client/Owner Indianapolis Airport Authority


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Indianapolis International Airport

Upon completion of a new midfield passenger terminal, the Indianapolis Airport Authority undertook a new master planning effort to address airfield, access, airport support, and cargo needs over the next 20 years.  RS&H provided airport master planning services to the Indianapolis Airport Authority in a multi-phased planning program. Phase I of the master plan included a high-level assessment of planning needs for the future – airfield, cargo, and landside.

The Phase I study also investigated two future projects and the impact they may have on future planning. One studied the airfield and land use impacts of future construction of a crossfield taxiway that would impact land development areas near the terminal, as well as airport parking. Another study identified a future corridor for bringing light rail from downtown to the Airport.

Phase II of the master plan was an Airport Layout Plan (ALP) Update that involved evaluation of projects to be included in the Airport’s five- to seven-year capital program. On the airfield, the ALP Update evaluated requirements to accommodate the A-380, new high-speed exit taxiways, an extension to Runway 14-32, and relocation of Taxiway D. The ALP update also included a site selection study for a new airport maintenance building to store snow removal equipment. The ALP Update also evaluated the location of several secondary access roads to the Airport to separate commercial and passenger traffic.