TYLER – Work has started on the most complex phase of the Runway 4-22 Rehabilitation Project at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. This is one of the last major tasks to complete the work for the runway project. The contractor is planning to work seven days a week, and times even at night, in order to meet the 120-day schedule of this phase. When the work is complete, the runway pavement section will include 14 inches of concrete placed over 12 inches of a heavy base section. It’s length will be 8,330 feet. The runway will be capable of carrying much heavier loads and provide extended length for landing and takeoffs.
Those flying out of Tyler should not feel any impacts due to the construction. The airport has three runways and only one runway will be closed in this phase of work. An open house on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00am will host those interested in a walking tour of the rehabilitation project.