by Airport Industry-News
11 May 2021
Rochester International Airport (RST) Breaks Ground on $79.2 Million Runway Improvements Project
Rochester International Airport broke ground on Phase 1 of construction on RST’s runway improvements project last week. The project is a multi-year, multi-phase project to replace Runway 2/20, which has reached the end of its useful life and requires reconstruction.
“We are incredibly grateful for the hard work and support that has brought us to this point. Funding a large project requires great collaboration at the federal, state and local levels. Reconstruction of Runway 2/20 kicks off today, resulting in new jobs in our area and ensuring uninterrupted air access for travelers in our region.”
The total cost of the project is $79.2 million and includes:
The RST runway project was funded with $62.8 million from the Federal Aviation Administration, $11.4 million from the State of Minnesota and $5.0 million in local funding. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on the closed runway at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7th. Federal, state and local elected officials and airport stakeholders gathered to celebrate the project.
Construction is now underway on the multi-year project to reconstruct and improve the airfield.
This article was originally published by FlyRST.
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