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.
Monday, September 12 at 6 a.m., Runway 1-19 will be shortened to 2,065 feet with a displaced threshold south of the runway intersection. Runway 8-26 will be completely closed. The runways will be re-opened Friday, September 16 at 4 p.m.
The contractor will be focusing on all the electrical work within the intersection. During this period, there are no runway lights, no taxiway lights, nor any NAV Aids working. Taxiway A south of Taxiway B, and Taxiway B east of Runway 1-19 will be open. See exhibit.
There will be heavy construction activity and construction vehicles during the week. Please be cautious and aware of equipment and construction workers. Construction inspectors will make multiple radio calls reminding pilots of the shortened runway. Additionally, please be aware of and cautious of the low-profile barricades in the vicinity of the reduced Runway 1-19. Please make the effort to notify other pilots that you know may not be familiar with the construction project.
The week of September 19-23, Runway 8-26 will be fully open, but will not have lights until Friday, September 23.
How do I stay informed?
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