Information provided here is intended to help pilots understand what is currently happening in Project SOAR on the airfield. We understand that pilots will have logistical questions about the airfield, including:
What's Happening Now?
PHASE FOUR of the construction project is now underway. Permanent Runway 17/35 is open.
The temporary runway has been decommissioned along with all associated Navaids.
The temporary runway is being converted to a permanent taxiway (Taxiway B) to be completed in mid-2021.
- Runway 17 temporarily has a localizer only approach until the relocation of the glideslope in early 2021.
- Runway 35 ILS temporarily has higher minimums than it will permanently have once the permanent relocation of the glideslope is complete.
- Please be aware that there will continue to be Intermittent night closures for several weeks.
Detailed overview for pilots:
Runway Closures – Throughout the four-phase project
The FAA does not permit construction activity to take place inside a Runway Safety Area (RSA) while that runway is operational. For that reason, at different times throughout the project, extended periods of overnight closures of the existing and temporary runway will be required in order for the needed construction activity to take place. Although the actual times may vary depending upon flight schedules and circumstances, during these periods, the runway will generally be closed between the hours of 12:00am and 5:30am daily. At this time, it is likely that overnight closures will occur into 2020. NOTAMs will be issued as required. NOTE: Pilots should consult NOTAMS for the most up-to-date information.