ROCK SPRINGS, WY – The Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport will be undertaking a massive construction project this August & September to rehabilitate it’s primary Commercial Service Runway (RWY 9/27). This project will involve milling and overlaying the runway with a new surface coat of asphalt, rehabilitating the Runway Lighting, relocating numerous service roads, and installing a new surface condition monitoring system.

Runway 9-27 Construction

In order to accomplish this project, RWY 9/27 will be closed the following Dates & Times:

August 8 – 12th:          6:30 AM – 10:00 PM

August 15th – 19th:    6:30 AM – 10:00 PM

August 20th:               6:30 AM – 7:30 PM

August 22nd – 26th:  6:30 AM – 10:00 PM

August 27th:               6:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Additionally, RWY 3/21 will need to be closed for three days  (August 22, 23, 24th) from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. During this closure on these three days, it will leave the airport without a runway for fixed wing operations. Rotorcraft Operations will still be available.

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  • Rotomill 190,000 square yards of old surface from the main runway (Runway 9-27).
  • Resurface with 26,000 tons of asphalt overlay.
  • Paint 155,000 square feet of pavement markings.
  • Saw cut grooves for improved friction in 144,000 square yards of runway pavement.
  • Reclaim 8,000 cubic yards of millings for use on shoulders and roads.
  • Replace 50,000 feet of cabling and 124 runway edge light fixtures.
  • Relocate 1 lane mile of airport service roads for safety.
  • Purchase lighted closure displays for safety during runway closures.
  • Install a runway surface sensor system for better snow removal management.
  • Relocate holding positions on taxiways to meet FAA’s latest safety standards.

For further information, please contact Devon Brubaker, Airport Manager at 307-352-6880 x102 or Airport Operations at 307-350-0723.