PROPOSED RUNWAY 5L/23R REPLACEMENT PROJECT

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Proposed Runway 5L/23R Replacement Project Elements

The Proposed Runway 5L/23R Replacement Project includes:

  • Relocate Runway 5L/23R 537 feet west of the existing runway to the location depicted in the conditionally approved Airport Layout Plan (ALP) and reconstruct the runway to be no less than 10,000 feet long and 150 feet wide;
  • Use up to 5 million cubic yards of fill for the relocated runway. If suitable, fill may come from borrow sites located on existing Airport property (includes vegetation/tree clearing at these sites), otherwise fill material would come from off-airport sites; these borrow sites will not be located immediately adjacent to William B. Umstead State Park;
  • Construction of safety areas associated with runway and taxiway development;
  • Relocate and/or install lighting systems associated with runway and taxiway development;
  • Use up to 150,000,000 gallons of water from Brier Creek Reservoir for hydrocompression of fill material. If water from Brier Creek Reservoir is not sufficiently available or unsuitable, water will come from local municipal sources;
  • Construction of associated and connecting taxiways to the relocated Runway 5L/23R;
  • Construction of associated drainage improvements to provide for the additional impervious pavement areas;
  • Conversion of the existing Runway 5L/23R to a full-length parallel and connecting taxiway after the relocated runway is completed;
  • Relocate a portion of Lumley Road out of the relocated Runway 5L/23R’s safety areas, to include necessary property acquisitions, utility relocations, and demolition of four buildings;
  • Construction of a new airport perimeter road around the relocated Runway 5L/23R; and
  • Relocate FAA navigational aids and development and/or modification of associated arrival and departure procedures.
  • Tree/vegetation/obstacle removal for Runway Object Free Area (ROFA), Taxiway Object Free Area (TOFA), Threshold Siting Surface (TSS), Part 77, and Terminal Instrument Procedure (TERPs) surfaces.

View Map of the Proposed Runway 5L/23R Replacement Project

Environmental Assessment Proposed Runway 5L/23R Replacement Project – Click to enlarge