Cheyenne Regional Airport experiences construction delays and hopes to reopen before the holidays



CHEYENNE, Wyoming (Wyoming News Now) – The Cheyenne Regional Airport has commercial flights on hiatus during runway construction. The project was initially due to be completed during the summer.

Aviation director Tim Barth said the airport had experienced setbacks in the process, due to labor shortages and supply chain complications in the wake of the pandemic.

A national concrete shortage approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has delayed construction of the runway, and the lack of workers is making the process longer.

“We were hoping this trail was completed in July, it doesn’t look like we’re going to do it now until about November. We’re really struggling on the fence, if you can see behind me how little work we have left; we’re really having a hard time getting the materials to the airport so that we can mix the concrete and bring it down. We hope that by next week we will be able to make a decision and we hope to be able to tell the community that the airport will be open for the holidays, ”said Barth.

Barth added that they will have a best estimate in ten working days of when the airport can safely operate for commercial flights.

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