Raleigh-Durham International Airport


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The Raleigh-Durham International Airport Authority (RDUAA), a public authority created, established and empowered by the North Carolina General Assembly controls, administrators, and operates the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). RDUAA has developed a set of proposed improvements for RDU identified in the Master Plan Vision 2040 including the replacement of Runway 5L/23R, which is nearing the end of its service life.

RDUAA is now preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential impacts of the proposed Runway 5L/23R Replacement Project. An EA defines the purpose and need for a project, considers a range of reasonable alternatives, analyzes the potential impacts of a proposed project and its alternatives, and demonstrates compliance with other Executive Orders and environmental statutes. The EA will analyze and document potential environmental effects from the proposed runway replacement project and alternatives and develop measures that may mitigate those potential effects.

This website was developed to keep the public informed about the EA, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, and opportunities for public participation regarding this process. This website will be maintained throughout the EA process to keep the public updated of meetings, project developments, and opportunities for public involvement.

Current Events

RDUAA and the FAA have posted a public scoping presentation for the public to review starting on July 21, 2021. The public will have 30 days from July 21, 2021 to review and provide comments they believe should be addressed in the EA. See Public Participation for the public scoping presentation and more information on Scoping.