Construction Information

Runway 3/21 Reconstruction

On August 16, 2022, Manhattan City Commission approved a construction contract with Clarkson Construction Company to reconstruct the primary runway, 3/21. Total cost for the project is over $30,000,000.00. The city has accepted two federal grants, one from the Federal Aviation Administration and the other from the Defense Community Infrastructure Program, which reduced the city share for the project to approximately $3,000,000.00.

Below is a chart that shows the total cost of the project and the grant amounts. 

Fiscal Year



AIP Eligible

AIP Ineligible

FAA Funds


Local Funds


















Construction/Closeout Engineering Services








AGIS, FAA Flight Check & Administration








TOTAL 2022







The runway reconstruction project will be completed in four phases between September 2022 and August 31, 2023. Each phase and the respective dates are identified below. It’s worth noting that American Airlines will suspend daily service at Manhattan Regional Airport on May 5th until September 25th, 2023

Runway Reconstruction Phases_Project Layout

Runway Construction Phase 1-2A Completed_Page_1

Runway Construction Phase 2A Completed

Runway Construction Phase 2B Completed

Runway Construction Phase 2C Completed

Runway Construction Phase 3 Update 08212023

Runway Construction Phase 4 Update 09272023

Runway Construction Schedule Update 09272023