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.
Beginning Friday, September 16 at 4 p.m., Runway 8-26 will be re-opened for aircraft and will have runway and taxiway lights! We express sincere appreciation to Sierra Electric for making this happen.
Beginning Monday, September 19 at 6 a.m., Runway 1-19 and Taxiway A will be closed for replacement of lights and underground wiring. Aircraft will be required to taxi from the main apron via Taxiway D and across the north apron to Taxiway B. See attached exhibit map.
The contractor will be working on Runway 1-19 and Taxiway A for the remainder of the project. As a reminder, there will be no navigational lights, PAPIs or approach lighting until the entire project is completed.
Please be aware of, and cautious of the low-profile barricades along the taxiway connectors to Runway 1-19 and adjacent to Runway 8-26. Please make the effort to notify other pilots that you know may not be familiar with the construction project.
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