Month-long airport closure required for extensive federal and airport funded improvement projects
Friedman Memorial Airport Authority will temporarily close the airport for approximately 30 days, beginning on April 18, 2022, to facilitate a major runway, taxiway, and apron rehabilitation project.
Fully funded by grants from the Federal Aviation Administration, the $8.6 million project will be completed in four phases to minimize closure and service interruption at Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN).
“Longtime residents of the Wood River Valley are no strangers to airport construction season,” said Airport Director Chris Pomeroy. “And while we acknowledge this critical rehabilitation project may pose some inconvenience, we hope our community recognizes the importance of this effort in ensuring a safe and well-maintained airport for the long-term viability of our region, as well as the local jobs it helps sustain.”
Additionally, the FMAA will be investing $1.3 million into significant improvements to the parking lot.
FMAA will hold a series of public engagement meetings to keep the community informed and updated on the project. Those dates will be announced shortly.
“We certainly hope interested stakeholders and the community will join us online to learn more about this project,” added Pomeroy. “We are excited to share with you how this generous federal and airport authority investment in our facility will benefit the community, travelers, and our growing Idaho economy.”
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Members of the local media are encouraged to attend all public engagement meetings, but we ask that you withhold initial queries regarding the project until the first community meeting.
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