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Updates for Key Oakland International Airport Runway; Community Feedback Sought

Updates for Key Oakland International Airport Runway; Community Feedback Sought

Press Releases
February 15th, 2017

90 years of public service

Airport Invites Community to Discuss Major Renovation Project 

 Oakland, CA: (February 15, 2017) – The Port of Oakland is planning to construct the Runway 12‑30 Rehabilitation Project at Oakland International Airport during the summer of 2017 and has scheduled a public outreach meeting to provide information and seek feedback on the project. 

The meeting will be held:

Date:    Thursday, February 16, 2017

Time:   6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Place:   Metropolitan Golf Links, 10051 Doolittle Drive, Oakland, CA  94603


The Runway 12-30 Rehabilitation project includes an asphalt concrete overlay and upgrades to the existing lighting infrastructure for the main air carrier runway at Oakland International Airport (OAK). This runway previously received a pavement overlay in 2001 that was designed for a 15-year service life.  The runway is currently due for a new overlay to provide a safe operating surface for aircraft and to maintain aviation safety standards. 

Runway 12-30 is typically in service 24 hours per day.  To minimize impacts to air carrier operations, staff has conducted a planning process with airlines, air carriers, the FAA, and other stakeholders to develop a preferred short-duration, full-closure option that utilizes a parallel taxiway as a temporary South Field runway to construct the runway rehabilitation project. This is consistent with the construction approach used successfully in 2001.  Details of the project construction and phasing; and impacts on aircraft operations during construction will be presented. 

For questions about the meeting or project, please contact Mr. Hugh Johnson at 510/627-1449 orhjohnson@portoakland.com.

Port staff are also available to meet with community groups during other regularly scheduled meetings.  To request Port staff attendance at such a meeting, or for special assistance to attend the meeting, please contact Carletta Starks at 510/627-1554 or cstarks@portoakland.com.


About Oakland International Airport

Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 12 million travelers annually, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top tourism and entertainment venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.

Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 destinations is scheduled on 13 different airline brands – seven of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region.

The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by The Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.

For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, transportation, and more, visit www.oaklandairport.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


OAK Media Contact:

Keonnis Taylor