During the April 14, 2020 Airport Authority Board meeting, the Board took action to close the runway to all aircraft operations for a period of approximately 60-75 days to complete the runway extension project.
The runway is scheduled to be closed beginning May 4, 2020 with a scheduled reopening of July 14.
This decision by the Board was not taken lightly and was considered only after many hours of discussion while evaluating multiple options in order to minimize impacts to all of our stakeholders.
While we are at minimum staffing levels due to COVID-19, we will continue to provide frequent updates as to the status of the project via a link on the airport’s website that will direct you to a weekly update on the progress of construction.
We thank you all for your patience as we finish this project.
Michael St. Jean
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