As a part of CVG's New Heights strategic plan, solidifying and growing the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport's status as an "epicenter of e-commerce" remains a driving force. Maintaining and building infrastructure on and around the CVG Airport campus is critical to delivering on that objective.
Runway 9/27 is CVG’s longest and most utilized runway which directionally runs east/west and is typically heavily used during nighttime operations. It is critical for air cargo operations, which supports jobs and economic vibrancy. This runway, one of four runways at CVG, required rehabilitation including new asphalt, concrete, and lighting updates. This project was planned for several years, and initial phases began in fall 2020. In March 2021, Runway 9/27 was closed for the rehabilitation - impacting aircraft landings and takeoffs during that time – moving much of that activity to other runways. As of October 2021, Runway 9/27 has reopened (although work on taxiways associated with this project will continue into 2022).
A project of this magnitude and complexity would typically take two construction seasons to complete. CVG, the FAA and cargo stakeholders worked in partnership to ensure alignment of both funding and project schedules. This approach, along with intensive upfront engineering and strategic execution planning, has enabled this project to be completed in one construction season, minimizing impact to nearby communities, cargo operations, and the overall 7,700-acre campus operation.
Timeline Overview: (phase of project requiring runway closures) Mid-March - October 2021