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DKX Runway and Taxiway Rehabilitation Project

The DKX Runway Rehabilitation Project will include the reconstruction of the runway, full electrical, lighting
and runway markings.

Click here for a more-detailed, tenant-focused update about the runway reconstruction.
August 24, 2022

Click here for a more-detailed, tenant-focused update about the runway reconstruction.
May 25, 2022

Click here for a more-detailed, tenant-focused update about the runway reconstruction.
February 24, 2022

Update 8/24/22: Weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 8 a.m., the DKX runway will reopen and tenants will be able to return to the airport. See the August 24, 2022, update above for specific use-information.

Update 4/29/22: The DKX runway is scheduled to close on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, and is projected to reopen in September 2022 for daytime use. See the update below for specific use-information.

Update 4/7/22: Based upon the current project timeline and schedule, the DKX runway is scheduled to be closed in early July 2022 and reopen in September 2022 for daytime VFR use. After further discussions and coordination with the FAA and TDOT’s Aeronautics Division, we will be able to reopen in September for daytime VFR and IFR use that includes the RNAV (GPS) and VOR approaches.  The runway is still scheduled to be closed for nighttime work from September 2022 until project completion in early 2023.

Update 3/11/22: The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority is actively working with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Aeronautics Division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation to evaluate the possibility of approving the daytime RNAV approach when the runway reopens following its temporary closure this summer. Currently, the runway is estimated to reopen for daytime operations only during September 2022 through January 2023. The MKAA anticipates having an update on this consideration within the next 30 days.