July 25, 2022

Weekly Update: Richland Airport (RLD) Electrical Replacement Project – Week of July 25, 2022

Weekly Construction Update – As part of the Richland Airport Electrical Replacement Project, the Port will be issuing these weekly construction updates to keep the Airport users as well informed as possible in our attempt to limit the impact on airport users. 

Construction Schedule for the week of July 25, 2022

Runway 08-26 and Taxiway B will be closed Monday morning July 25th beginning at 6:00 am, and will be signed closed at both ends and all navigation lights are turned off.   The runway will be reopened for the weekend beginning at 4pm Friday July 29th.   At times during the day the navigational lights on Runway 01-19 may be affected, but should be operational during evening hours.  Contractor may be crossing Runway 01-19 at taxiway B, however, this should be very limited.  Generally the contractor will be accessing runway 08 from the access road to the north.   

We are not anticipating any trench cuts across the runway unless we find failed conduit runs, and then the intent is to directionally bore under the runway.

We do not anticipate contractor equipment parking on the closed runway, however, contractor equipment will be working close to the edge of the paved surfaces, including close to the runway intersection. Pilots should use caution when taxiing and during landings/takeoffs.


The project construction is proposed to occur in July – October 2022, weather and supply chain dependent.  Until the project contractor is selected by competitive bid, we will not have a detailed date specific schedule.  However, since this work requires work adjacent to active runways and taxiways, runway closures will occur.

Approximate Dates (Proposed)

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.

How do I stay informed?

Visit the Project website.

Click here to send an email to the project group.

Sign up for our eNews and select Aviation, we will be sending out regular emails with the construction updates and schedule.

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.


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