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Improvements

From Runway 16-34 reconstruction to new terminal restroom construction, big plans are in place for the future of Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport. To keep pace with our impressive growth, multiple construction projects are currently underway in and around the airport that will ultimately create an improved airport experience for our travelers, partners, and employees.

Terminal Restroom Renovation Project

Project Overview

The $10M project consists of the renovation of all public restrooms located in the terminal at PVD. All restrooms will get a new layout that will help optimize the number of fixtures to meet future needs and improve the overall flow of the facilities to better serve the users. Family care restrooms and lactation rooms will be incorporated into the design.  

Benefits

The current restrooms are original to the facility and require a refresh with optimization of layout to facilitate the movement of passengers now and into the future.

Project Schedule

The terminal restroom project is now underway. All public restrooms are expected to be complete by Summer 2022.

BID Apron Rehabilitation

Project Overview

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) has identified the need to rehabilitate the existing 115,809 SF apron at Block Island State Airport due to its poor condition and average weighted Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of 50. The improvement includes pavement and markings, new tie-down moorings, and a new storm infiltration system constructed per Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) requirements.

Benefits

This project improves the pavement condition by providing new pavement, tie-downs and striping, reducing possible FOD generation that results in safer aircraft operations.

Project Schedule

Phase 1 completion April 30, 2022
Phase 2 completion June 17, 2022

SFZ Wildlife Fence Installation, Replacement, and Repair

Project Overview

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) identified the need to enclose the perimeter of the SFZ airfield to mitigate wildlife access to the airfield. To do so, RIAC installed approximately 10,000 linear feet of new fence and repaired or replaced some sections of the existing fence.

Benefits

The installation of wildlife skirt around the airport perimeter, and clearing and grubbing within 10-feet of the fence will reduce wildlife access to the airfield, making it more challenging to get over or under the fence, and therefore safer for the airport operation.

Project Schedule

Construction substantially completed May 2022

PVD Taxiway C Reconstruction

Project Overview

The existing Taxiway C runs parallel to Runway 5-23 at PVD and connects the terminal to Runway 23 and crosses Runway 16-34. The separation distance of Taxiway C from Runway 5-23 was cited as non-standard by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as it does not meet the standard 400-foot separation distance from the centerline of Runway 5-23. The approved Modification of Standards instructed that Taxiway C be reconfigured to meet the 400-foot separation distance standard.

Benefits

This project will reconfigure Taxiway C east of Runway 16-34 to meet the standard while avoiding impacts to the adjacent wetlands south of the Taxiway and will improve pavement conditions via pavement reconstruction.

Project Schedule

Design completion December 2022
Bidding and construction 2023

OQU Runway 16-34 Rehabilitation

Project Overview

Quonset State Airport is a joint-use airport with the Rhode Island National Guard (RING) operating from the airport as well as the fixed base operator (FBO), Flight Level.  At OQU the existing Runway 16-34 has a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of 69, which is considered fair condition.  The existing runway also does not have a full 1,000-foot safety area on land and is lacking adequate spacing between the runway and Taxiway A.

Benefits

The proposed project will shift the Runway 34 end threshold to accommodate a full 1,000-foot safety area and will relocate Taxiway A to achieve a full 400-foot separation distance from Runway 16-34. The pavement will also be reconstructed for improved condition and extended life.

Project Schedule

Design Completion December 2022
Bidding and Construction 2023

PVD Terminal Improvement Projects

RIAC continues to make improvements to the Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport Terminal, replacing and updating many features which date back 30 years to the original terminal construction. In 2021 RIAC completed the design and began the construction phase on the replacement of the security system server and cameras, replacement of the ARFF Rapid Response Communications System, replacement of the public address system, as well as a project to install new wayfinding signage and a wrap for the parking ticket kiosk at the terminal entrance.

Security Camera Upgrades

Project Overview

Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport owns and maintains a Video Surveillance System (VSS) throughout the terminal space, consisting of video cameras, information storage servers, and storage nodes. The existing system is old and requires upgrades to meet today’s technology, appearance, and functionality.

Benefits

The new system will ensure a new upgraded camera system that meets Security requirements and will have an extended life and an excellent aesthetic appearance.

Project Schedule

Phase 1 Completion August 2022
Phase 2 Completion 2023

ARFF Rapid Response

Project Overview

The Rapid Response Deployment Communication System is used to alert airport personnel of current, or impending, aircraft emergencies at the Airport. The existing system is aging and requires an upgrade. A new and improved system will improve reliability, maintenance, and response time.

Benefits

The new system will provide a clear, consistent, and reliable communication capability, and the system will also be redundant to ensure continued operation during emergency situations, such as power outages.

Project Schedule

Project Completion August 2022

Wayfinding Signage

Project Overview

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) has identified the need to update and replace the existing exterior wayfinding signage on both the arrival and departure levels at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport. To do so, RIAC needs to replace 44 wayfinding signs. Additionally, one freestanding informational kiosk and one freestanding pay station surround are also needed and should be developed together with the signage to ensure matching styles.

Benefits

The new signs will serve improved wayfinding for airport customers and public.

Project Schedule

Project Completion August 2022