JACKSON, Wyo. — Construction is underway at Jackson Hole Airport with crews working through rain, snow and at night to keep the project on schedule.

The project, which began in October of 2021, has progressed on the timeline and is now closed for a full runway reconstruction which began on April 11. During the 78-day airport closure (completion aimed for June 28) a total reconstruction of the runway will occur, something that hasn’t happened since the 1970s. 

During this time, runway material will be excavated and a new subbase will be placed and paved. Taxiways A4 and A1 will also be reconstructed during this time as well as a portion of Taxiway A2. Crews are working 24/7 during the 78-day closure to complete the project on schedule.

The project is budgeted between $25-35 million and construction will take place 24/7 between the first and last day of closure (Phase 2). The majority of the funding comes from grants by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the State of Wyoming Division of Aeronautics. No local sales or property tax money will be used for the project.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.