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.
Tuesday, September 6 at 6 a.m., the electrical contractor will be moving into the intersection of the runways. Over the next two weeks, Runway 1-19 will be shortened to 2,065 feet with a displaced threshold south of the runway’s intersection. Runway 8-26 will be completely closed. The runways will be open over the weekend of September 10-11.
The contractor will be focusing on all electrical work within the intersection. On Tuesday, September 6 at 6 a.m., the contractor will reduce Runway 1-19 to 2,065 feet south of the runway intersection and will then close Runway 8-26. The shortened runway 1-19 will not have lights or navigation aids. During this period of time, Taxiway A, south of Taxiway B, and Taxiway B east of Runway 1-19, will be open. This will allow an additional run-up area on Runway 1-19 north of the displaced threshold.
There will be a lot of construction activity during this two-week period. Please be very cautious and aware of the contractor’s activity. Additionally, please be aware and cautious of the low-profile barricades in the vicinity of the reduced Runway 1-19. During the closure, regular radio calls will be made when any aircraft Runway 1-19 as their destination. Please make the effort to notify 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.
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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.