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06-05-2020 - MEDIA ALERT Construction Work on Tap at RNO


(RENO, NV) – With reconstruction comes noise and nearby residents of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) may hear construction activity beginning June 8.


Breaking up of concrete taxiway


Airfield – south end

Northeast corner of Airway Drive and Peckham Lane


June 8 – 10, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Phase II of the $46.5M Runway Reconstruction Project is scheduled for June - September 2020 and March - October 2021. Funded almost entirely by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to enhance airport operational safety, these needed improvements will prepare RNO for the rebound in passenger traffic post COVID-19.

Shutdown of RNO’s 11,000 ft. primary runway 16R-34L will ensue, but two other runways 16L-34R and the crosswind east/west runway 7-25 will be fully operational. No significant impact on operations is expected.

The project’s scope will include reconstruction of the concrete keel section, asphalt shoulders and blast pads, centerline/edge/MALSR light systems, wildlife mitigation, magnetic variation, and runway incursion mitigation at Taxiway A.

In total, the project will employ approximately 465 construction workers and local contractors/subcontractors from Granite Construction, Atkins-North America, and Wood Rodgers, Inc.


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