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St. George Airport Shutting Down for Repairs in 2019

St. George Airport Shutting Down for Repairs in 2019
September 11
10:48 2018

A massive structural repair and upgrade project on St. George Regional Airport’s main runway will result in its closure to all commercial traffic for four months. Airport Administrator Richard Stehmeyer told Lake Powell Life News the closure is “a tough thing.” He noted that many Page-area residents utilize the facility. The 5,400-foot runway will be excavated to a depth of 17 feet and replaced.

Water in the underlying soil has damaged the air strip. As part of the $27 million project, a water barrier will be constructed. In addition, the terminal will be upgraded and the parking lot will be expanded. The closure will begin May 29, 2019, and run through September. The Federal Aviation Administration will fund 90 percent of the project, and St. George City, which owns the airport, will pay the balance.

Stehmeyer said there is speculation that flights to Salt Lake City out of Cedar City may be increased in number but that there will be no service to Denver or Phoenix.

Stehmeyer also said that private aviation may be allowed to use the taxiway for takeoffs and landings if the aircraft weigh less than 12,500 pounds.

The St. George airport is serviced by Skywest (a division of Delta) and United and American airlines. Allegiant Air will begin operations in early November.



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