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.