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PHX Sky Harbor’s North Runway Project Complete

by Public Relations | Published On: Jan 31, 2012 | Last Updated: 

(Phoenix, AZ) – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airline partners and contractors, completed the 21-day construction project on its longest runway.

The FAA, Airport and airline staff prepared for more than six months on this project which included a number of enhancements such as: state-of-the-art lighting, pavement repairs and marking, and taxi-way improvements. More than 250 men and women worked around the clock to ensure that the $10.6 million North Runway Project was completed on time and in accordance with the FAA’s regulations and safety guidelines.

While there were some passenger delays during construction, the advance work with the airlines and the FAA to schedule flights accordingly, reduced that impact significantly.

“There is never a convenient time to close a runway, but the coordination by all of our partners to maintain smooth airport operations demonstrated a strong commitment to teamwork and customer service,” said Danny Murphy, Aviation Director for the City of Phoenix.

The North Runway is the longest of Sky Harbor’s three runways at almost 11,500 feet. More than 1,200 aircraft arrive and depart daily from PHX, which serves 100,000 passengers each day.

“We not only finished this project on time and on budget, but we put 250 people to work and pumped millions of dollars right back into our local economy,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.