Port of Benton – Richland Airport Electrical Replacement Project

Runway 08-26 and Taxiway B will be closed Monday morning, July 25th beginning at 6 a.m., and will be signed closed at both ends and all navigation lights are turned off.   The runway will be reopened for the weekend beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, July 29th.   At times during the day, the navigational lights on Runway 01-19 may be affected, but should be operational during evening hours.  Contractor may be crossing Runway 01-19 at Taxiway B, however, this should be very limited.  Generally the contractor will be accessing Runway 08 from the access road to the north.

We are not anticipating any trench cuts across the runway unless we find failed conduit runs, and then the intent is to directionally bore under the runway.

We do not anticipate contractor equipment parking on the closed runway, however, contractor equipment will be working close to the edge of the paved surfaces, including close to the runway intersection. Pilots should use caution when taxiing and during landings/takeoffs.

For project updates, please visit portofbenton.com/projects.

Source: https://www.tricityregionalchamber.com/member-news/port-of-benton-richland-airport-electrical-replacement-project