Construction Projects


     In 2017 the Walla Walla Regional Airport completed Phases 1 & 2 of the reconstruction of Taxiway A which includes the realignment and construction of the connector taxiways. The majority of the current taxiway pavement consists of Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) constructed in 1942-1943 with the establishment of the Walla Walla Army Air Base and subsequent rehabilitations with asphalt overlays in the 1980's and 1990's. The reconstruction of the taxiways conforms to the FAA standards contained in AC 150/5300-13A, Airport Design. To accommodate the current and anticipated airport users, the taxiways will be designed to Aircraft Design Group (ADG) C-III and the Taxiway Design Group (TDG) 5 dimensional standards. Specifics include 75 ft taxiways, installation of Medium Intensity Taxiway Lighting (MITL) with LED lights, new lighted guidance signs, new Runway End Identifier Lights (REILS), drainage improvements and re-routing existing sanitary sewer line.
     PHASE 3 BEGAN APRIL 9, 2018! This portion of the taxiway will be NOTAM'd closed for construction. 

  • Phase 1 COMPLETED!
  • Phase 2 COMPLETED! 
  • Began APRIL 9, 2018
  • Staging area changed to in front of the old terminal building with haul route to Phase 3 designated with lighted barricades. There will be an opening of approximately 75 feet for a/c to ingress & egress to the aviation ramp. During construction hours there will be a SPOTTER on-site monitoring a/c and construction equipment crossings.
  • Notams for taxiway closure will be in place for this section.
  • Runway Safety Area (RSA) areas (designated by hashmarks on diagram) to be done on intermittent afternoons. To maintain safety and seperation requirements during these times Runway 02/20 will be limited to Aircraft Approach Category (AAC) A & B aircraft, and Airplane Design Group (ADG) I & II. Notams will be in-place identifying these times. Example: Approach speed 121 knots or less, Tail Height < 30 ft., wingspan < 79 ft.
  • RSA work times for the week of April 30 are scheduled for May 1 & 3 from 12 PM - 5:45 PM. Check back often for updates.
  • Scheduled to begin in 2018 upon Phase 3 completion.
  • Alaska Airlines will continue to provide its normal operations during each phase of the construction project. 
  • During Phase 4 Runway 02/20 will have a 1,146 ft. relocated threshold on Runway 20. Usable Runway 02/20 length will be 5,380 ft.
  • During Phase 4, NAVAIDS and PROCEDURES WILL BE EFFECTED. See list of effected NAVAIDS and PROCEDURES FOR EACH PHASE.         
As always, please follow air traffic controller directions when the tower is open (6 AM - 6:30 PM). Ground 121.6 and Tower 118.5. Please use CTAF all other times.
Engineering: JUB Engineering, Inc.
Contractor: Selland Construction, Inc.
Construction Management: JUB Engineering, Inc. and Airport Management
NAVAIDS: FAA Columbia Basin SSC
Financial Partners: FAA, Port of Walla Walla, WSDOT Aviation