Final - January 23, 2013
The FAA received and responded to comments on the draft and has now issued a final Written Re-Evaluation of the Record of Decision.
The FAA, in coordination with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation
(RIAC), identified the preferred alternative as B4 in the Draft
Environmental Impact Statement. This series of improvements would:
• Extend the primary runway, Runway 5-23, to the south by 1,530 feet to a total length of 8,700 feet.
• Construct new belly cargo and U.S. Postal Service facilities, new integrated cargo facilities and a new fuel farm.
• Relocate Taxiway C to increase the spacing to 400 feet between the runway and taxiway.
• Shift the secondary or crosswind runway, Runway 16-34,
approximately 100 feet to the north so that an engineered materials
arresting system (EMAS) can be installed at each end of the runway to
create an enhanced runway protection zone.
• Demolish Hangar 1 to remove an airspace obstruction.
• Relocate roadways, build additional parking facilities and expand and modify the passenger terminal.
The ROD presents the FAA’s determinations and environmental approvals
for the federal actions necessary to implement the T.F. Green Airport
Improvement Program. The FAA carefully considered all comments submitted
prior to issuing its decision, which includes responses to comments
received on the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
Click here to read the Record of Decision in its entirety.