Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Shreveport Regional Airport runway construction to modernize lighting, reduce energy use

by BIZ Magazine

Construction work to modernize the lighting system on the primary runway at Shreveport Regional Airport has begun. This project is replacing existing lighting equipment with new, modern, LED lighting.

The new lighting uses less energy and will make the runway more visible at night and in adverse weather conditions.

In order to perform the construction work, the primary runway will be closed for approximately 60 working days. This changes aircraft traffic flow from a north-south arrival-departure pattern to an east-west arrival-departure pattern.

The construction work is not expected to impact scheduled airline or cargo flights.

“We are always working to improve safety and modernize infrastructure at the airport; this lighting project certainly does that. We look forward to the project being completed later this fall,” said Larry Blackwell Jr., Director of Airports for the Shreveport Airport Authority.

This $2.7 million project is funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

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