Temporary Overnight Runway Closures at the Naples Airport
The Naples Airport will begin a drainage improvement project on the evening of Sunday, April 23rd which will require temporary overnight closures of Runway 5/23 and portions of Taxiway A. Runway 5/23 is the primary runway that normally handles the majority of takeoffs and landings. During the temporary overnight closures, Runway 14/32 will remain available.
The Runway 5/23 drainage improvement project will replace open swales with a piped underground stormwater retention system. This critical safety improvement will eliminate standing water alongside the runway which will improve aircraft safety and reduce bird activity near the runway.
Construction is scheduled to be completed in October and was planned for the summer months, when aircraft operations are lower, to minimize impacts. During construction, Runway 5/23 and portions of Taxiway A will be closed between 10 PM and 6 AM from Sunday through Thursday night. Runway 14/32 will remain open.
About Naples Airport
Naples Airport is ideally located within minutes of downtown Naples, the Gulf of Mexico and I-75, connecting people to the Paradise Coast through an exceptional airport experience. The airport serviced over 122,000 annual operations in the last fiscal year, while being an engaged, responsive partner to the community. Home to flight schools, air charter operators, car rental agencies, and corporate aviation and non-aviation businesses, the airport is also a central location for public services, including fire/rescue services, mosquito control, the Collier County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and other community services. The airport also prides itself on being the hub of emergency staging during natural disasters, like hurricanes and tornadoes, for first responders, lighting, and power crews.
All funds used for the airport’s operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or federal and state grants from aviation-related user fees. The airport receives no local tax dollars. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airport’s annual economic impact to the community at $781 million.
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