Runway 10-28 Rehabilitation Project FAQs

  • What is the purpose of this project?
    • The purpose of this project is to remediate and reconstruct the primary runway at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR). New lighting and signage will also be installed along the main runway.
  • When is this project taking place?
    • Construction is scheduled to begin on Wednesday April 28, 2021 and last through Tuesday September 28, 2021.
  • What impacts to airport operations will occur as a result of this project?
    • During most of the construction, SYR’s east-west runway (10-28) will be closed. SYR’s southeast-northwest runway (15-33) will act as the primary runway for most of the construction project. There will be no impact to flight capacity at SYR.
  • What impacts can residential areas near the airport expect during the project?
    • As a result of our secondary runway (15-33, southeast-northwest) temporarily becoming the primary runway, residents near the airport may notice a change in aircraft flight patterns, including low-flying aircraft. Some residential areas may notice an increase in overhead flights while others may notice a decrease in overhead flights.
  • Why is this project so important?
    • Ensuring a safe and reliable airport for Central New York travelers is a core mission of the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority – the entity that operates SYR. Largescale projects such as this are critical to maintaining the airfield in a safe and operable condition.
  • What are the details of this project?
    • The asphalt on our main runway (10-28) will be remediated and reconstructed. This will enhance the safety and reliability of the asphalt, thus improving the life of the existing runway. Additionally, new lighting and signage will be installed to further enhance safety upgrades to the runway.