****  RWY 17L/35R Rehabilitation Project CONCLUDES **** 


RWY 17L/35R re-opened on Monday, July 3,2017.

Construction Update 002:Transition to Phase II (June 22, 2017)

Construction Update 003 :Connector opening/closing (June 28, 2017)


Runway construction news and information

RYW 17L/35R CLOSURE May 30 - July 6, 2017 (Dates subject to change)

Centennial Airport will close the main runway, RWY 17L/35R, beginning May 30* as crews begin a federally-funded surface rehabilitation project. The closure will remain in effect through July 6, 2017.

The project is funded by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program, with a 10-percent match from the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority.

View the project here: CENTENNIAL AIRPORT RWY 17L/35R 

The project will include:

  • Complete resurfacing of the entire length of 17L/35R by mill and overlay
  • Upgrades to electrical system

The project will be completed in two phases. During PHASE ONE, all connectors, with the exception of A8 and A14, will be closed. A8 and A14 will remain open to facilitate traffic crossing TWY A to RWY 17R/35L.

During PHASE TWO, all connectors, with the exception of A4 and A18, will be closed. A4 and A16 will remain open to facilitate traffic crossing TWY A to RWY 17R/35L. 

Once construction commences, Centennial Airport asks tenants, pilots and other airport users to:

  • Check NOTAMs often
  • Listen closely to ATCT instructions
  • Expect unusual taxi instructions
  • Watch for people and equipment
  • Pay attention to flaggers at the connectors
  • Be patient and stay alert

Report any safety or security concerns to APA Operations, 303-877-7307.