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 Puts New Passenger Health and Safety Measures in Place

Airport Announces Changes to Increase Passenger Confidence The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority announced Thursday new measures aimed at protecting travelers amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The health and safety of everyone at the airport is RDU’s top priority,” said Michael Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. “As we head into the traditionally busy summerRead More

RDU Board Approves Nearly $50 Million in Federal Relief Funding

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority’s Board of Directors voted Friday to accept $49.5 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The act provides $10 billion in new funds for all airports that are considered part of the national airport system. Under the CARES act, airports must maintain 90Read 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