Rochester International Airport's Project 2/20 Enhances Runway Safety

Nov. 2, 2023
Five things to know about Rochester International Airport's Runway Safety Project 2/20

Rochester International Airport, located in Rochester, Minnesota, is set to receive a substantial boost in funding for its Runway Safety Project 2/20.

Here are five things you need to know about Project 2/20:

  1. Rochester International Airport Grants: The Rochester International Airport in Minnesota has been awarded two grants totaling $22,438,732 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

  2. Runway Safety Project 2/20: The grants are directed towards the Runway Safety Project 2/20, a multi-year, multi-phase runway improvement project with a total budget of $80 million.

  3. Healthcare Access: The project is critical for maintaining uninterrupted access to world-class healthcare facilities, including air ambulance operations, cargo carriers transporting medical supplies, and patient travelers.

  4. Project Phases: The project is divided into several phases, with Phase IV currently underway, involving land acquisition and runway extension. This extension is essential for subsequent phases, including the reconstruction of the intersection between runways 2/20 and 13/31.

  5. FAA Support: The grants provided by the FAA will help accelerate the development of design plans for the later phases of the project, ensuring the airport's role in supporting the healthcare industry and enhancing aviation safety.