Runway Safety Area Improvements at Allegheny County Airport (AGC)

In 2021, the Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) will begin an Environmental Assessment of potential improvements to the Runway Safety Area (RSA) of Runway 10-28 at Allegheny County Airport (AGC).

An RSA enhances the safety of aircraft that undershoot, overrun, or otherwise leave the paved runway surface, and the airport must keep the RSA cleared, graded, drained, and accessible by firefighting and rescue equipment1. RSA standards are defined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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A standard RSA for Runway 10-28 at the Allegheny County Airport is not feasible so the analysis team, including engineering and environmental professionals, are studying the feasibility of several different solutions or combinations of solutions.

Estimated Project Timeline

Dec 2020 to April 2021
Conduct geotechnical field surveys and alternatives analysis.

Spring – Fall 2021
Conduct biological field surveys and environmental impacts analysis.  Document findings in Draft EA.

Winter 2021
Hold public workshop and open public comment period on Draft EA.

Winter 2021
Revise draft EA as necessary to address public comments.

Early 2022
FAA reviews Final EA and issues environmental determination.

To Be Determined
If potential project impacts are determined to be not significant, begin project design and construction.


We will hold a public workshop to gather comments and recommendations regarding the project. More information and workshop date will be posted here when confirmed.