Aerial view of the Reno-Stead Airport taken from an aircraft flying overhead.

Information for pilots and users of Reno-Stead Airport.

Stead Ramp Construction Update – Aug 6, 2021

Good news…Granite Construction is working the project nicely and we will have some new pavement between the fuel island and the terminal before Labor Day.

Thank you for your flexibility accessing the fuel island from the north side only over the last few weeks.

Here are some things you might want to know (subject to some change):

-On Wednesday, August 11, we plan to close the fuel island from 7:00 am until Thursday at 7:00 am.  Granite is pouring the concrete pad under the fuel island so you won’t be able to get to the card lock and pump module.  We had planned up to a 5 day closure, but due to some adjustments in how we did the work it will only be this one day we think.

-On Tuesday, August 17, Granite will begin the paving.  This will take 5 days and finish on August 23.

-From the 24th until the 27th, Granite will install the bollards around the fuel island and clean up the construction area in preparation for the Air Race shut-down.  You will need to exercise some caution using the fuel island while the bollards are going in, but it will still be accessible from the north side.

-On Monday, August 30, Granite will be closing the construction yard and opening the pavement for use.  They will be re-locating their equipment out to the future hangar area at the west end of TWY A for the Air Races.

Just to plant some seeds for what will happen after Air Races

Construction resumes and we will close the pavement section north of the current construction, to include that section of TWY A.  We will also be demolishing the 4’ fence from the FBO to the grandstands and reconstructing the drainage/stormwater flow along the fenceline.

There will be a temporary east-west taxilane south of the fuel island to detour around the portion of TWY A that will be under construction.  We will let you know the size aircraft that can use it.

Also, the fuel island will be accessible from the south side during this next phase of construction.

I should have a more detailed tenant bulletin about after Air Races out to you during Race Week, but don’t hesitate to shoot me a note about your questions at any time.

Mike Scott
Reno-Stead Airport