Raleigh-Durham International Airport


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This website was developed to keep the public informed about the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Proposed Runway 5L/23R Replacement Project at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. This website is being maintained throughout the EA process to keep the public updated of meetings, project developments, and opportunities for public involvement.

Current Events

This notice is to announce the availability of the Final EA for the Proposed 5L/23R Runway Replacement Project at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The Final EA presents the purpose and need for the Proposed Action, analysis of reasonable alternatives, including the No Action Alternative, discussion of environmental impacts, supporting appendices, and responses to comments received on the Draft EA. The FAA Memphis Airports District Office issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Record of Decision (ROD). The FAA’s ROD provides the final environmental determination and approval by the FAA, as lead federal agency, to implement federal actions needed for the Proposed Action. The ROD identifies required mitigation.  The Final EA and the FONSI/ROD are available here.

Park Economy 3 Expansion

The Park Economy 3 Expansion is not an element of the Proposed Action being considered in the EA. The FAA reviewed the Park Economy 3 expansion project and determined that, due to Section 163 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, it did not have regulatory authority over this project. Because the FAA does not have regulatory authority, the FAA does not have an action subject to the National Environmental Policy Act. The Airport Authority must still comply with other environmental laws and regulations as applicable.