“Upgrading airport infrastructure at Cincinnati
Northern Kentucky International will help
maintain a safe and efficient air transportation
system for cargo operations as well as
passengers,” Acting FAA Administrator Michael
This grant will support rehabilitation of the
entire 10,000 foot- long runway, and 1,800 feet
of the south end of Taxiway Sierra, which is
parallel to 18L/36R.
The runway and taxiway are more than 20
years old, and the pavement has reached the end
of its useful life.
The project is part of the airport's
pavement management program, which is updated
The project will be done in two phases beginning
Sept. 1, 2012 and ending Dec. 15, 2013. Total
project cost is $23.5 million with $17.6 million
from the FAA's airport improvement grant
program. The Kenton County Airport Board will
fund $5.9 million of the project. Cincinnati
Northern Kentucky International Airport has two
other parallel runways and a crosswind runway
that will remain open during construction.