Runway reconstruction alters flight activity at TUL

TULSA, Oklahoma – Reconstruction activity on the airport’s primary runway resumes on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. The $19.9 million project is the third phase in a multi-phased effort to completely reconstruct the airport’s 9,999-foot runway.

Airport staff has worked closely with ATKINS (design team), Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. (contractor), and airport tenants to ensure minimal impact to flight operations throughout the construction period. The airport will remain open throughout the project and commercial flight activity will operate on the airport’s 7,376-foot crosswind runway.

General aviation aircraft will continue to utilize the 6,101-foot Runway 18R/36L and, if weather conditions warrant, commercial airplanes weighing less than 150,000 pounds will be allowed to use Runway 18R’s instrument approach, airport officials said.

Altogether, the complete reconstruction of Runway 18L/36R is estimated to cost $55 million. The project is predominantly funded by Federal Aviation Administration grants.

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