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*** PUBLIC / MEDIA ADVISORY *** Temporary, Late-Night Runway Closures Scheduled to Begin August 5th at BWI Marshall Airport

Closures Will Allow Work to Prepare for September Runway Intersection Pavement Project

Starting on or about the night of August 5, BWI Marshall Airport will close its two main runways each night to prepare for a runway pavement maintenance project in September. Runways 15R-33L and 10-28 will be closed each night from 11 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. The late-night closures are scheduled to continue until the September construction project.

During the nightly closures, BWI Marshall Airport will utilize a separate runway, Runway 4-22, for most commercial operations. Runway 4-22 has approach and departure paths that overfly areas to the northeast of Aviation Boulevard (Linthicum and Lindale) and southwest of MD-100 (Arundel Mills and Severn areas).

Late-night aircraft operations at BWI Marshall are limited. However, during the scheduled night-time work, local residents may recognize a temporary shift in aircraft activity due to the short-term closures of the two main runways.

Runway 4-22 is used infrequently under normal operations, but it will become a primary runway for one weekend in September when BWI Marshall’s two main runways must be temporarily closed for a pavement maintenance project. The improvement project will rehabilitate pavement located at the intersection of the two major runways.

The pavement improvement project is scheduled for the weekend of September 9-12, 2011. Should weather conditions not allow the pavement project to occur, the work would be scheduled for the following weekend (September 16-19, 2011). During the September weekend work, BWI Marshall will use Runway 4-22 for the majority of commercial flight activity.

Jonathan Dean