New Year Brings New Activity at the Airport
Reconstruction of east-west runway 9-27 begins
December 04, 2013
With the start of a new year, the Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH) is preparing for continued growth and enhanced services for its customers.
Starting Jan. 8, TLH will begin phase two of its construction project to enhance the safety and operational capacity of its runways. This final phase of the project includes reconstruction of the east-west runway 9-27 to meet new design standards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in addition to electrical and navigation system improvements.
With the safety of airport passengers in mind and in accordance with FAA guidelines, trees and vegetation located within the path of aircraft landings and departures will also be removed.
The runway reconstruction project is expected to create or maintain approximately 160 construction related jobs.
Airport customers can be assured that safe and efficient airport operations will be maintained throughout the 12-month project. All airport operations will utilize the north-south runway 18-36 during construction. Phase one of the runway project included extending the north-south runway 18-36 in order to accommodate all airport operations during reconstruction of the east-west runway 9-27 in phase two.
“This project is another step towards attracting more flights and destinations to Tallahassee Regional Airport,” said Commissioner Scott Maddox, lead commissioner on airport issues. “Once completed, two state-of-the-art runways will make it even more appealing for airlines to invest in our airport by offering more flights to Tallahassee travelers.”
The runway project is primarily funded by the FAA at 95 percent with the remaining five percent funded by Florida Department of Transportation and the Airport's capital funds.
The Tallahassee Regional Airport is owned and operated by the City of Tallahassee. For more information about the Airport, visit flytallahassee.com or like Tallahassee Regional Airport on Facebook and follow @iFlyTallahassee on Twitter.
David Pollard, Aviation Department, 891-7815; or Carrie Poole, Communications Department, 891-8533