The Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) announce the runway intersection construction work was completed on time.
Runway 5-23 re-construction work where both runways intersect is why the airfield was originally scheduled to close for three weeks, May 2–22. RDM’s secondary Runway 11-29 opened for general aviation aircraft (private planes) on Friday May 20 which was earlier than planned for. Commercial passenger aircraft including, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and United, returned their scheduled passenger service to RDM on Monday May 23 as planned for.
Although the contractor, Knife River, faced a rain delay equivalent to three days, two hours and 45 minutes, stopping the paving process, they managed to complete the intersection re-construction portion of the project early. This allowed the Airport to open Runway 11-29 to aircraft.
Runway 5-23 will remain closed as scheduled for the remaining re-construction work to be completed. The re-construction work is scheduled for completion at the end of August 2016.
The Redmond Municipal Airport (Roberts Field – RDM) is the aviation gateway to Central Oregon. Owned and operated by the City of Redmond, the airport offers a full range of general and commercial aviation services. RDM is served by four air carriers; Alaska Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United with direct flights to Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. For more information please visit us online at www.flyrdm.com.