Grand Canyon National Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project

Grand Canyon National Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project



Project Cost: $30 million

The Grand Canyon National Airport is gearing up for a significant runway rehabilitation project designed to improve safety and operational efficiency for all users. The airport’s current runway surfaces have deteriorated over time due to regular use and exposure to environmental conditions. This project will rehabilitate the runway’s infrastructure, extending its lifespan.

Scheduled for summer 2025, this project will require closure of the runway to aircraft operations (excluding helicopters operating from the ramp). The duration of this closure is being determined. This closure period spans from mid-July to September 2025.

The airport’s sole runway, designated as 3/21, will receive a 3” to 5” mill and overlay of the existing asphalt pavement. This project will address the distressed and aged pavement. The project will also include two other elements:

1. Reconstruct and rehabilitate taxiway intersections P, A, and B to address a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) identified hotspot.

2. Update the taxiway nomenclature (signage) for the entire airfield to meet current FAA standards.

Important Note: This project will not alter the current runway length or width. It focuses solely on the rehabilitation of the existing asphalt runway.

What to Expect

Asphalt projects in this region must be completed during warmer weather. Despite the inconvenience, the project team is diligently working to minimize the disruption. The full closure will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week in summer 2025.
Design & Planning Project Bid Process Pre-Construction Preparations Construction - Runway Closure (approximately 65 days) Tentative Completion
In process fall 2024 - winter 2025 winter - spring 2025 Anticipated start mid- July 2025 September 2025

Project Area Map

Map Grand Canyon National Park Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project

Grand Canyon Airport
Grand Canyon Airport Runway 21 Looking South

Project Cost:

With the support of the FAA’s awarded federal grant, now is the opportune time to undertake this project. The estimated construction cost is approximately $30 million. The project’s funding will come from a combination of federal and state grants.

Stay Informed:


Regular updates will be shared to keep you informed about project milestones and forthcoming developments.

To receive airport project updates and information:

For questions or other specific inquiries, you may email the Aviation Department or call 928-638-2446 ext. 2.

The project team, including the FAA, ADOT and aviation staff, appreciates your cooperation and understanding throughout this project