Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport Construction Updates
TAXIWAY EXTENSION PROJECT – SCHEDULE UPDATE (08/11/2021)
The contractor for this project has had some significant challenges this past month. With record rainfalls they have been fighting flooding and erosion at the worksite for several weeks putting them nearly a month behind schedule. This past week they have been able to make up a substantial amount of that time and we applaud them and thank them for their persistence and drive.
At this point, we are anticipating the need to close runway 02-20 for a period of 5 – 7 days to allow for the excavation needed for the construction of the new taxiway tie-in to the runway. This closure is scheduled to begin on August 23rd. Once the base material is in place, we will be able to allow 02-20 operations with a one-hour PPR.
Also as of tomorrow August 12th, a portion of the existing taxiway A will be closed for taxiway C south to allow for work at to previous taxiway A tie-in which would be a maximum of ten days.
Paving of the new taxiway is scheduled for the first week of September with pavement marking, including remarking runway 02-20 anticipated for September 10th and we hope to have the new taxiway open by the 22nd of September.
All schedules are estimated and can be impacted by weather and other unforeseen factors.
Runway 14-32 will remain open throughout the project with the exception of some of the pavement markings in mid-September.
NOTICE OF START OF CONSTRUCTION
Construction is scheduled to begin on the airport taxiway A extension project on June 1st.
We are excited to get this project underway after a lengthy wait for funding to become available. Upon completion of this project we will have a full length taxiway for runway 02/20.
A majority of this work will be in the glideslope critical area, it will unfortunately be out of service for much of the project. A complete proposed schedule with potential impacts to operations can be found by following the link below.
Please check back here or on our Facebook page for project updates. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete this important project.