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City of Irving News

Posted on: May 29, 2020

DFW Airport Temporarily Closing Primary Runway

Aerial shot of DFW Airport in the evening.

Starting June 1, DFW International Airport (DFW) will begin a runway rehabilitation program that will start with a runway on the west side of the airport. Due to the construction and operational changes, communities around Walnut Hill Lane and west Esters Boulevard may hear an increase in air traffic. However, the airport plans to directly notify affected residents.

DFW says approximately 40% of the airport’s daily arrivals come through this runway. Construction was originally planned to start later this year, but because of the drastic drop in air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic DFW moved their schedule to help alleviate community impact.

Part of this project includes converting the runway’s centerline lights to an LED system, improving the storm drain system and improving the electrical system on two primary taxiways. These improvements will help minimize future runway closures as the rehabilitation program moves forward. DFW plans to reopen the runway by March 2021, weather permitting

DFW recently released a new flight tracking website that can be used to see near-live flight tracks, see the latest DFW news on the runway project, daily statistics as well as a feature that allows the public to input their address to view current and historical flights in their vicinity. The website can be accessed from DFW Airport’s Noise page.

Residents with inquiries or comments can contact DFW Airport via email or by calling the Noise Complaint Hotline at (972) 973-3192, which is manned 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided, when requested. Additionally, visit the Aircraft Noise Webpage for more latest information.

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