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Perusing Google Earth around Philadelphia, I noticed some new taxiway construction at PHL/KPHL. The "time machine" feature of GE shows this to be new (latest imagery data is May 2016)--the paved areas in the red circle below don't appear in past aerial imagery.

What are all these paved areas for? Are they extending 10R/27L?

PHL construction (Google Earth) From Google Earth

Note: The Google Maps image for this area shows an older aerial image (without all that extra concrete).

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From the KPHL website

Realign Taxiway H and Establish Taxiway EE (North)

This is the first phase of a multi-phased project to provide a 1,494 linear-foot extension of Runway 9R-27L, construction of associated eastside taxiways and hold pads. In this phase a new Taxiway EE will establish a connection between Taxiways H and K and Taxiway H will be realigned between Taxiway EE and the existing Taxiway D.

Projected completion date: August 2016

As well as,

9R-27L Extension - Site Prep, Utility, & Fuel Line Relocation

This is the first phase of a multi-phased project to provide a 1,494 linear-foot extension of Runway 9R-27L, construction of associated eastside taxiways and hold pads. In this phase a new Taxiway EE will establish a connection between Taxiways H and K and Taxiway H will be realigned between Taxiway EE and the existing Taxiway D.

Projected completion date: October 2016

The imagery predates the projected completion dates so it makes sense.

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