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UPDATE: FAA hosts public workshops to discuss Las Vegas air traffic project

Posted at 3:38 PM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 22:08:49-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The FAA is hosting public workshops this week to discuss their Las Vegas Metroplex project.

The project proposed to use cutting-edge satellite navigation to move air traffic more efficiently through the airspace around Las Vegas. The project includes McCarran International Airport, North Las Vegas Airport, Henderson Executive Airport and Nellis Air Force Base. It is one of 11 Metroplex projects nationwide.

Las Vegas is one of the busiest metropolitan areas in the country. McCarran airport was the nation's 7th busiest airport in 2018, with about 540,000 takeoffs and landings.

The workshops are being held April 9, 10 and 11.

The workshops will run from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They will be an open-house format, where people can attend any time during the posted times to learn about the project. Free parking will be available at all locations.

The workshop dates and locations are as follows:

April 9
Henderson Executive Airport
3500 Executive Terminal Dr.
Henderson, NV 89052
North/South Meeting Rooms

April 10
North Las Vegas Airport
2730 Airport Dr.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Grand Canyon Conference Room

April 11
Clark County Government Center
500 S Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Pueblo Room

The FAA says it will consider all applicable comments we receive at the workshops and during the comment period in developing the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Las Vegas Metroplex project. When the FAA completes the Draft EA, the agency will hold additional workshops so people can comment on that document.

The FAA will consider all applicable comments from the Draft EA workshops and associated public comment period in developing the final EA for the project. The FAA will conduct additional workshops to inform the public about any final routes.