Weekly Construction Update – As part of the Richland Airport Electrical Replacement Project, the Port will be issuing these weekly construction updates to keep airport users as well informed as possible in our attempt to limit the impact on users.
The contractor will be finishing the work on Runway 8-26 this week, pulling wire and installing lights and signs in anticipation of the runway intersection closure. This will include work immediately adjacent to Taxiway A, but only on the taxiway. Runway 8-26 and Taxiway B will be closed Monday morning, August 29 beginning at 6 a.m. Runway 8-26 will be reopened for the Labor Day weekend, including all taxiway connectors, no later than 4 p.m., Friday, September 2.
Following the Labor Day weekend, beginning September 6 at 6 a.m., the runway intersection will be closed. Runway 8-26 will be completely closed. Runway 1-19 will be shortened to 2,065 ft. with a displaced threshold south of the runway intersection.
Portions of Taxiway B, east of Runway 1-19 will remain closed for the weekend to facilitate construction, however, full use of Runway 8-26 will still be available.
Pilots should continue to use caution when taxiing and during landings/takeoffs.
The project construction is proposed to occur July – October 2022, weather and supply chain dependent. This work requires work adjacent to active runways and taxiways which will require runway closures.
Construction – Proposed for July – October 2022
Runway 8-26 closed July – August 2022
Both 8-26 and 1-19 runway closures – September 6-24, 2022
Runway 1-19 closed mid-September until the end of October 2022
During the runway intersection closure, we will attempt to have a short temporary displaced threshold on the south end of Runway 1-19.
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Notices of the project construction will include signage at the airport, direct mailings, newspaper advertisements and flyers at the airport.
If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact the project email or call the Port at 509-375-3060.