REDMOND, OR -- Repaving work on the Redmond Airport’s secondary runway has been delayed by a week, partly due to our recent blast of winter weather. Runway 11-29 will now be closed to fixed-wing aircraft from March 5 to October 18. Click HERE to read more about the project.
Officials are also updating the airport’s Master Plan. Mayor George Endicott says it will accommodate anticipated growth over the next decade. "The last few years, we’ve been growing at around 15%; I don’t know if that’ll keep up, but we’re looking at the high single digits – so 6, 7, 8% continued growth over time – which would necessitate expanding the terminal." Mayor Endicott tells KBND News, "The last 20-year plan called for building a new terminal; this time we’re looking at expanding the current one, for example, [and] extending the main runway so we can handle larger aircraft. So, there are some changes in the plan from the last 20-year plan that we put in place a decade ago."
The Federal Aviation Administration requires periodic updates to these 20-year plans. A March 14 open house at City Hall
will provide the public one final look at the current Master Plan and proposed changes; it will then be sent to both the Redmond City Council and FAA for final approval.