We reached a milestone in our reconstruction project. We met our objective of finishing pavement work in the RWY 14/32 x RWY 8/26 intersection and are now lifting airspeed and wingspan restrictions on RWY 14/32 and re-opening TWY B full length. This prepares us for both BLM and RARA operations as we enter the summer season. THANK YOU for your patience, and I ask for some more endurance!
When using B between TWY A to TWY B1, there are 3 NOTAMs to be aware of:
This stretch is unlit and will remain unlit until light installation is done;
There is an irregular surface on both shoulders due to the on-going light work. This will make for an uncustomary rough ride if you taxi off pavement;
Along the taxiway light line, there are some areas with open trench for finishing the cabling to the lights.
I attached a picture of TWY B looking north from RWY 8/26. The orange stuff is gone, but you can see the shoulders are still a bit irregular.
We anticipate working on this lighting thru the next week, plus. The contractor should be working from the non-pavement side, and generally 5 feet away from the taxiway edge. The taxiway pavement is at least 50’ wide thru this stretch. Spotters should ensure that the contractor pulls back as needed to allow aircraft in excess of 50’ wingspan to pass.
As always, share this info out. Let me know if you need more info, and PLEASE take a look at the NOTAMs. Still a heads up game for us here, so I ask that you keep eyes out of the cockpit when taxiing.
Reno-Stead Airport (RTS)
Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority