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Night work will result in closure of main runway from 11pm – 6am through August 13, 2021

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) announced that, based on plans prepared by the engineers with input from airlines, federally funded upgrades to Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport’s (PVD) secondary Runway 16-34 will soon begin a period of night construction to conduct work on the intersection of Runway 5-23 and Runway 16-34.  During a 20-night period between Sunday, July 18 through Friday, August 13, 2021, Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport’s main runway 5-23 will be closed nightly at 11:00pm. Sunday through Thursday, and re-opened at 6:00am the following morning to allow for needed runway reconstruction. 

Since the intersection work takes both of the airport runways at PVD out of service, engineering consultants prepared the schedule with great input from the airlines that serve Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport. To minimize disruption to travel, the engineers and the airlines have programmed nightly closure and morning re-opening of the airport’s main runway to avoid scheduled flight activity. There were no other options but to schedule this work when there were no scheduled flights. However, travelers who are scheduled to arrive in the late evening are encouraged to remain in touch with their airlines regarding delayed flights that may be seeking to land after 11:00pm Sundays through Thursdays until August 13, 2021.  

In the event of a flight disruption, passengers should contact their airline directly for re-accommodation.  
Contact information for all airlines serving Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport is available at https://www.pvdairport.com/flights/airlines

Federal funding of $27.6 million for design and construction of this project was made possible due to Senator Reed’s effort to provide an additional $1 billion in airport improvement funding in the fiscal year 2018 transportation funding bill, as well as the continued advocacy of all in Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation. Completion of the runway project is expected by the end of 2021.   

A photo of the runway can be found at https://tinyurl.com/PVD-16-34

About Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport: A convenient and low-cost gateway to New England, Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD) has a large catchment area with 7.5 million residents within 90 minutes of the airport. It attracts passengers from nearby Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut. PVD is located just outside of Providence, Rhode Island. Well known for ease of traveler access, affordable parking, and faster security lines, Rhode Island  T. F. Green International Airport was named as one of USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Best Small Airports” for 2021 as well as “Top Five” in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best 2020” Awards for Top Domestic Airports. Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport was most recently named 4th “Best Airport” in the U.S. in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

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