Idaho’s Friedman Memorial Airport (KSUN) in Hailey closed this week for a month-long runway, taxiway, and apron rehabilitation project. Fully funded by FAA grants, the $8.6 million project will involve the milling and inlay of 7,550-foot Runway 13/31 along with the construction of paved shoulders and a blast pad, installation of a runway surface condition system, replacement of runway signs, and relocation of the perimeter fence at the southeast end of the runway. As well, the Section 1 apron will be milled and inlaid, while Taxiway B and the Section 3 apron will be rehabilitated with crack sealing and new markings.
KSUN is home to several dozen business aircraft, and during the time it is out of action the airport authority recommends the use of Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Joslin Field/Magic Valley Regional, and Idaho Falls Regional airports.
“We acknowledge this critical rehabilitation project may pose some inconvenience,” said airport director Chris Pomeroy. “We hope our community recognizes the importance of this effort in ensuring a safe and well-maintained airport for the long-term viability of our region, as well as the local jobs it helps sustain.”