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RELEASE – The Reno-Tahoe International Airport Begins Next Phase of MoreRNO Infrastructure Program

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RENO, Nev. – Today, the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) is starting on the next phase of construction at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO). Under the MoreRNO Infrastructure Program, this next project starts development on the airport’s Loop Road.  

The Loop Road comprises both the inner and outer travel lanes used for passenger pick-up and drop-off. This project will improve safety and security, fully meet ADA requirements and preserve critical infrastructure by reconstructing and repaving the six lanes. Today, development starts on the inner lanes, closest to the Terminal. After completion, the project will then switch to the outer lanes, set to begin in spring 2024.  

Additionally, the Ticketing Hall expansion continues through this construction phase. During the coming months, passengers can expect to see significant changes in the Terminal Lobby, which includes the main entrance, moving just steps from its current location, under the Skybridge. During this phase, passengers can also prepare for the Skybridge to be inaccessible through the parking garage, detouring traffic to the lower level for access to the Terminal.    

The RTAA continues to encourage passengers to arrive at least two hours early and look for wayfinding signage to navigate these changes at RNO.   Due to construction, the media staging area has moved back to its previous location, located at the south end of the passenger drop-off lanes. The RTAA has added a dedicated parking sign and painted the curb for clear distinction of this media parking space, pictured below. 


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) operates two of the most important economic drivers for our region–the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the Reno-Stead (RTS) Airport. Together, they generate $3.1 billion in economic impact. The RTAA is financially self-sufficient, meaning it is funded through airport operations and not local taxes. Eleven airlines serve RNO, flying to multiple nonstop destinations throughout the United States and Mexico. For more details, visit