Longest roadway tunnels under North American airports


 

Tunnel beneath Tulip City Airport – Source: thegame730am.com

The following list identifies the longest road tunnels in the North America that operate beneath airport infrastructure. Any additional, corrections, or suggestions are most welcome, particularly for those tunnels without data or of other locations not included.

Calgary Airport Tunnel – Source cbc.ca

  1. 3,696 feet – McCarran International Airport, Nevada for SR 217 (1994)
  2. 2,080 feet – Los Angeles International Airport, California for Sepulveda Blvd. (1953)
  3. 2,034 feet – Calgary International Airport, Alberta (2016)
  4. 1,909 feet – John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California
  5. 1,601 feet – Addison Airport, Texas (1999)
  6. 1,500 feet – Hartsfield International Airport, Georgia for I-285*
  7. 1,420 feet – Lambert International Airport, Missouri for Lindbergh Boulevard (2002)
  8. 1,100 feet – Memphis International Airport, Tennessee for Winchester Road
  9. 1,000 feet – Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Michigan for Dingell Drive (North Tunnel)
  10. 1,000 feet – Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Michigan for Dingell Drive (South Tunnel)
  11.    991 feet – Long Beach Airport, California for Spring Street
  12.    887 feet – Tulip City Airport (Holland), Michigan for South Washington Street (2005)
  13.    800 feet – Van Nuys Airport, California for Sherman Way (1959)
  14.    800 feet – Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl. Airport, Florida for U.S. 1 (2014)*
  15.    640 feet- General Mitchell Field, Wisconsin for College Avenue (2011)
  16.    213 feet – Port Columbus International Airport for Sawyer Road (2002)
  17.    180 feet – Port Columbus International Airport for Sawyer Road (2002)
  18.    180 feet – Port Columbus International Airport for Sawyer Road (2002)

*May be considered a bridge instead of a tunnel.

Unknown length (more information needed):

  • Buffalo International Airport, New York for Aero Drive (1960)
  • Long Beach Airport, California for Route 19 – Lakewood Boulevard (1958/1982)
  • Nashville International Airport, Tennessee for Murfreesboro Road
  • Nashville International Airport, Tennessee for Donelson Pike
  • Roanoke-Blacksburg Airport, Virginia for Route 118 (Airport Road Tunnel)(1985)
  • San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Puerto Rico for Avenida Aeropuerto
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Washington for S. 188th Street (1961)

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