- – March 30, 2022 – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) is holding a public meeting at the Warwick Municipal Annex on the evening of Thursday, April 20, 2023 to review the Draft Environmental Assessment for the air cargo relocation project. The project involves the relocation and replacement of the airport’s existing World War II-era cargo facility, constructed in 1942. This project is included in the Federal Aviation Administration-approved PVD Master Plan which is a 20-year plan that outlines improvements to meet changing demands at the airport. The proposed project will be constructed on existing airport property, including a portion of long-term Parking Lot E, with transport entry and egress on airport property via Evans Avenue, and is expected to increase daily air cargo arrivals by one to two flights per day. Studies related to traffic, visual, environmental and noise impacts included in the Draft Environmental Assessment will be discussed.
When: April 20, 2023, 4:00 -7:00pm
Where: Municipal Annex, Community Room, 65 Centerville Road, Warwick, RI 02886
- https://www.flyri.com/riac/improvement/. A print copy is also available for review at the Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane.
Public Comments regarding the draft environmental assessment will be accepted from March 31–May 1, 2023 via email at [email protected], postal mail at “PVD South Cargo Facility Project, c/o AECOM, 1635 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103” or at the public meeting on April 20, 2023.
About the Rhode Island Airport Corporation: The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) was formed on December 9, 1992 as a semi-autonomous subsidiary of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to operate and maintain the state’s airport system. The powers of the corporation are vested in its seven-member board of directors, all of whom are appointed by the governor. RIAC is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the six state-owned airports; and the supervision of all civil airports, landing areas, navigation facilities, air schools and flying clubs. In addition to Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport, RIAC is responsible for five general aviation airports throughout the state: Block Island, Newport, North Central, Quonset and Westerly. For more information visit RIAC at https://www.flyri.com.