STEELE CREEK NEWS
Projects Include Fourth Parallel Runway and West Boulevard
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is preparing an
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate potential impacts
of Charlotte Douglas Airport's proposal to construct the following
- A Fourth Parallel Runway 1-19 (including end-around
- Expanded Concourses B and C and ramp expansions
- A daily north parking garage
The Charlotte Douglas Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the United States. It is an important hub connecting passengers
to 134 domesstic and 37 international destinations. The FAA
forcasts that flights will grow at an average rate of almost
1.85 percent annually.
Charlotte Douglas Airport Environmental Impact Statement web site.
The maps below are from the
Public Scoping Meeting Presentation on April 24 and 26.
Also available are the
Public Scoping Meeting Informational Boards.
The expansion of the C Concourse and ramps will
displace the current crosswind Runway 5-23
(yellow on the map), which will result in the decommissioning of
that runway. All flights that normally use this runway will be
redirected to one of the north/south parallel runways (as is the
case now while Runway 5-23 currently is closed for taxiway
The project includes construction of a fourth 12,000-foot runway
(orange on the map) to
the west of current Runway 18C-36C. The new runway will be long
enough for any aircraft currently flying to land and take off fully
The new runway will result in more and larger airplanes
taking off and landing over areas north and south of the airport.
The southern end of the new runway will cross
the current West
Boulevard, requiring its relocation to the south.
Airport staff are reviewing several corridors for the new West
Bioulevard alignment. All of them follow Douglas Drive and will
severely impact the Steeleberry Acres neighborhood.
An EIS is a detailed written statement that defines the purpose and need for a project, considers a range of reasonable alternatives, analyzes the potential impacts of these, and identifies measures that may mitigate the effects of a proposed project. An EIS also considers a "no action" alternative.
FAA plans to publish the Draft Environmental Impact Statement in
late 2019 and hold a Public Review Period and Public Meetings at
If you have any questions about the EIS, please contact the FAA at
Tommy L. Dupree
FAA, Memphis Airports
2600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., STE 2250
Or visit the
Charlotte Environmental Impact Statement web site at
CLTEIS.com. Interested persons can sign up to receive
notifications throughout the EIS process by providing their email
address on this web site,
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