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MEDIA ALERT – Construction Work on Tap at Reno-Tahoe International Airport Begins Phase II of Runway Project

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

What: Breaking up of concrete taxiway
Where: Airfield – south end
Northeast corner of Airway Drive and Peckham Lane
When: 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.


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority receives no state or local funding. All operating
revenues are derived from tenant and concession fees. The Reno-Tahoe International
Airport (RNO) is the 66th busiest commercial airport in the United States, with more
than 4.45 million passengers per year. For more details, visit