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Completed Projects

North Gate Work
The North Gate, also known as the G gate, was replaced in May 2015 with a 24-foot automated vehicle gate. This gate was fitted with a security keypad. The driveway was enlarged to accommodate the gate. The North Gate will be closed at all times. A gate card or code is required to access the gate.

New Access Gate
A new 20-foot double swing access gate was installed in May 2015 on the west side of the airport at 8th Street Northwest. Only Pierce County staff and emergency personnel have access to this locked gate. There won't be public access at this gate.

Pavement Rehabilitation
Work to seal pavement cracks and replace markings at Tacoma Narrows Airport was completed in September 2015. Learn more here.

Supplemental Windcones
The north supplemental windcone and south supplemental windcone were reinstalled.

Airport Master Plan
A Master Plan Update process for the Tacoma Narrows Airport is now underway. The last airport master plan was completed in 2003 while the airport was owned by the City of Tacoma. The creation of a revised master plan - the first since Pierce County assumed ownership of the airport - commenced in late January 2013. The purpose of a master plan is to create a road map for anticipated airport development needs. The master plan is currently going through the FAA review process.

Current Projects

Wildlife Hazard Assessment
The Wildlife Hazard Assessment will identify wildlife species and their numbers, locations, local movements, and daily and seasonal occurrences. The assessment will also identify and locate features on or near the airport that attract wildlife, describe wildlife hazards to aircraft operations, and recommend actions for reducing wildlife hazards to airport operations. The assessment started in October 2015.

Aeronautical Surveys
Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is leading a project to help the region's airports get ready for emerging aviation technology (NextGen).  NextGen technologies will allow more aircraft to safely fly closer together on more direct routes, reducing delays and providing unprecedented benefits for the environment and the economy by reducing carbon emissions, fuel consumption, and noise.  To successfully complete the NextGen Airspace Study for PSRC, aeronautical surveys are required.