Hilo Airport Runway Work Scheduled for April 22 and 23

Posted on Apr 18, 2024 in Main, News

HILO, HAWAIʻI – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the public of nighttime runway work at the Hilo International Airport (ITO).

The primary ITO runway, 8/26, will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., April 22 and 23, and may finish sooner, weather permitting. During the closure, the alternate runway, 3/21, will be used for aircraft operations.

The pavement repairs were originally scheduled for April 9-12, but due to heavy rain, crews could not complete the project. HDOT has scheduled this maintenance work at night to minimize impacts to air travelers and airline operations, and to reduce the project duration to the extent possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the public’s understanding as the work must be done to ensure safety for all aircraft operations.