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REDMOND MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ANNOUNCES RE-OPENING OF RUNWAY 11-29

Oct-26-2018

Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) is pleased to announce the $10,000,000 re-construction of secondary runway 11-29 is nearing completion, and scheduled to re-open for air traffic Monday, October 29, 2018  12:00 p.m.

“This runway reconstruction is one more example of our continued investment in airport infrastructure,” states Mayor George Endicott. “The community benefits from a safer, more efficient airport and the economic dividends these investments will yield over the next twenty years.”

High Desert Aggregate and Paving began the reconstruction of secondary runway 11-29 in February of 2018. Both the terminal and primary airport runway (5-23) remained open during the entire reconstruction project, allowing commercial air service to operate without interruption. Fixed Based Operator (FBO) Leading Edge Jet Center remained open as well.

Airport Director Zachary Bass stated, “We are focused on improving our infrastructure with minimal disruption to the 850,000+ air passengers we serve annually, as well as U.S. Forest Service operations, hangar tenants, and local business that call RDM home.”

This reconstruction project ensures Redmond Municipal Airport meets the most current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design standards to best serve the growing Central Oregon community for years to come. The new runway is 7,006 feet long and 100 feet wide, utilizing a total of 27,500 tons of asphalt pavement. New additions include new runway end identifier lights (REILS) on both ends, and a new four-box precision approach path indicator (PAPI) light system.

93.75% of the project was funded through an FAA grant. The remainder was funded through airport funds and a grant from the Oregon Department of Aviation. Additional information about the project can be found on the RDM website at http://www.flyrdm.com/?Airport-Construction-and-Awards