Improving Oakland International Airport’s perimeter dike

The $30 million Airport Perimeter Dike Improvement Project Phase 1 is now complete at Oakland International Airport.

The project will provide protection against flooding and sea level rise at the airport for the next 30-35 years.

The Airport Perimeter Dike (APD) provides flood and shoreline protection for Oakland International Airport. It is approximately 4.5 miles long and runs along the Airport shoreline between the Cities of Alameda and San Leandro.

“The improvements made to the Oakland International Airport’s perimeter dike further protects the airport from the devastating effects we are seeing caused by global climate change. Stronger storms, and devastating flooding are only some of the reasons we need to reinforce our critical infrastructure in the coming decades. The $25 Billion that I supported for airports in the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is only the latest investment Congress has provided to prepare our nation’s airports for the future,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

“The completion of the Airport Perimeter Dike Improvement Project sets OAK up to support smooth airport operations for the next 30-35 years,” added Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland.

“The extra foot in height in addition to the FEMA requirement provides the airport more protection as it relates to projected sea-level rise in the coming years. This is just another example of our resiliency efforts to ensure that OAK is prepared for the challenges that the future may bring.”

Construction on the recently completed APD Improvement Project Phase 1 began during early 2020 and took approximately two years to complete.