N.C. DOT Construction to Change Traffic Patterns Near RDU

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s project to improve the I-40 interchange at Aviation Parkway will create new traffic patterns for RDU travelers beginning this weekend. On Sunday afternoon, traffic is scheduled to shift onto the western half of the new Aviation Parkway bridge over I-40. The eastern half of the bridge will be built afterRead More

Emergency Preservation of Primary Runway Resumes

Work resumed April 1 on one of the airport’s most important capital projects – the preservation of its primary runway, 5L/23R. After more than three decades of service, the 10,000-foot, concrete runway has reached the end of its useful life due to pavement deterioration. While still safe for flying, the runway adjacent to Terminal 2Read More

Airport Authority Board Receives COVID-19 Update

February Enplanements Up 8.8 Percent, Terminal 1 Gate Activation Postponed   The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority’s Board of Directors met Thursday for its regular monthly meeting and to receive public comment on the airport’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget. The new fiscal year begins April 1. The Authority is required by law to make board meetings andRead More

RDU Drops Trespassing Claim to Speed up Appeal

In March 2019, the Umstead Coalition and Triangle Off Road Cyclists (TORC), among others, filed a lawsuit challenging the Airport Authority’s land lease with Wake Stone. The Authority responded with a counterclaim against TORC related to illegal trespassing by bikers on airport property and the resulting damage to the Neuse River buffers. In November, aRead More

RDU Moves Forward with Security Fencing Plans

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority submitted a Riparian Buffer Authorization Form to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today. This Form seeks permission from DEQ to install portions of the proposed perimeter security fence within existing Neuse River Riparian Buffers.  As part of the Authority’s ongoing commitment to keeping the public informed about the fencingRead More