RDU Submits Public Comment in Support of Wake Stone Permit

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority submitted public comment Tuesday to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources regarding Wake Stone Corporation’s application for modification to Permit 92-10. Read the letter here.

Eastbound Airport Boulevard Loop to Close Permanently

Road crews are scheduled to change the way eastbound traffic accesses RDU from I-40 via Airport Boulevard. Beginning at 9 p.m. on Monday, June 22, the loop from I-40 East to eastbound Airport Boulevard (Exit 284B) heading toward the airport will close permanently. Upon closure of the loop, drivers will use the ramp currently markedRead More

Rolling Roadblocks Planned at I-40 and Airport Blvd.

Improvements to the Interstate 40 and Airport Boulevard interchange near RDU will require several slow-rolling roadblocks over the next few weeks. Crews will begin excavating rock on Thursday to allow the contractor to grade the new ramps at the Airport Boulevard interchange. Some of the work will involve blasting to loosen the rock. Slow-rolling roadblocksRead More

Delta Celebrates Major Milestone at RDU

Today Marks 50th Anniversary of First Flight from RDU Delta Air Lines celebrated 50 years of service at RDU today. The airline’s first flight from the Triangle was an 89-passenger Douglas DC-9-32 jet, called the “Super DC-9,” that departed RDU for Chicago-O’Hare on June 15, 1970. Since then, RDU has become one of Delta’s largestRead More

RDU Completes 2020 Work on Emergency Runway Preservation Project

The multi-year effort to preserve RDU’s aging primary runway, 5L/23R, concluded for 2020 when the last slab of new concrete was poured on April 23. The emergency preservation work began in 2019 and is one of the airport’s most important capital projects. Concrete on the 10,000-foot runway has deteriorated after more than three decades ofRead More