(BOSTON, April 17, 2015) – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) will complete the Runway 4R-22L rehabilitation project at Boston Logan International Airport by repaving the intersections at 4R-22L and 9-27. This construction project will replace deteriorated asphalt pavement that was last rehabilitated in 2005. This will maintain the functionality and safety of the runways.
The 4R/22L rehabilitation project began last summer with the repaving of Taxiway E to the approach of Runway 22L, but the final two phases, which include the rehabilitation of the intersections at runways 4R-22L and 9-27, could not be completed due to weather.
The final two construction phases will be occur during two simultaneous 40-hour runway closures that will take place over the course of two separate weekends in order to minimize operational impacts. Weather permitting, the work is expected to begin Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10 p.m. and will be suspended on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. and normal operation of the runways will resume. In order for these closures to occur, the winds must be out of the northwest so that Runways 33L, 33R, and 32 can be utilized as an alternative. If the winds are not out of the northwest during the planned construction weekends, the runways will not close and repaving will not occur.
There are some additional nightly closures expected to perform some work on Runway 4R-22L, but those will be scheduled during overnight hours and will not impact the runways’ normal operating hours.
For information on specific changes in runway usage, please call Massport’s Noise Complaint Line at 617-561-3333 during Noise Abatement Office hours of Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Noise Complain Line will continue to be available to receive noise complaints 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For general information on this project, please call Massport’s Office of Government and Community Affairs at 617-568-3711 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Boston Logan, a short distance from the intersection of Route 128 and I-90 and five minutes from downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 76 domestic and 44 international destinations and in 2014 handled 31.6 million passengers. Boston Logan is served by two public transit lines and is the Air Line Pilot Association’s Airport of the Year for 2008 because of its commitment to safety. The airport generates $13 billion in total economic impact each year.
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $15 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. No state tax dollars are used to fund operations or capital improvements at Massport facilities. For more information please visit massport.com.