Work to extend Shreveport Airport runway set to begin January 7

On Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, construction work to extend the secondary runway and adjacent taxiway at Shreveport Regional Airport will begin.

The secondary runway will be extended by 850 feet for a total length of 7,000 feet. Taxiway C will also be extended an additional 850 feet, which is used heavily by the nearly 50 commercial flights each day.

In order to perform the construction work, the primary runway will be closed for several weeks, which will result in different flight patterns around the airport. The construction work is not expected to impact scheduled airline or cargo flights.

“We are excited this construction work is beginning. These runway and taxiway extensions are necessary to enhance the safety of passenger and cargo aircraft operations and is another improvement we are making to Shreveport Regional Airport,” said Henry Thompson, Director of Airports for the Shreveport Airport Authority.

This $9.1 million project is funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.