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Logan Runways 4R and 22R Set for Needed Repairs
Projects will result in periodic runway closures
BOSTON Ė The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) will
rehabilitate Runway 4R and Runway 22R at Boston Logan later this month. These
repairs are expected to start this week and last until late November. These
repairs are required before the beginning of the winter season.
Massport will be working with the FAA to minimize operational disruptions, and
depending on wind and weather conditions, other runway configurations will be
used to accommodate operations at Boston Logan. As a result, residents from
neighboring communities may experience an increase or decrease in the number of
over flights during the projects. These projects are expected to take about 45
calendar days (weather permitting) to be completed or by about the 3rd week in
Details of the Runway 4R project include:
* Rehabilitate the center 35 feet on either side of the centerline on portions
of the runway.
* The intersections with Taxiway C and Runway 9-27 will be rehabilitated the
full width of the runway (150 feet) and to the Runway 4R limits of the safety
area. This will replace deteriorated asphalt pavement that was last
rehabilitated in 2005.
* In addition, 10 feet along the centerline of the runway from Runway 15R-33L to
the Runway 22L threshold will receive a mill and inlay to replace severely
cracked and deteriorated pavement.
* Work will occur during extended runway closures predominantly on weekends.
Work north of Runway 15R-33L is limited to daytime work only, with weekends
starting at 8AM Saturday, 9AM Sunday.
* All paved areas will be grooved.
The second project is the enhancement of the Runway 4L-22R safety area at the
Runway 22R end. This project will include replacing the existing Engineered
Material Arresting System (EMAS) bed and construction of an inclined safety
area. This project is being done to meet a Congressional mandated requirement
that airports work with FAA to improve runway safety areas across the country.
All Runway 4R project activities will occur during extended runway closures
predominantly on weekends. Work north of Runway 15R-33L is limited to daytime
work only, with weekends starting at 8AM Saturday, 9AM Sunday.
All Runway 22R project activities will take place on Boston Loganís airfield.
Construction work hours are restricted to 7 a.m.to 7 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Saturday construction activity will begin at 8 a.m., Sunday work will
start at 9 a.m. Massport will work closely with contractors to reduce noise and
other construction impacts on nearby communities.
For information on specific changes in runway usage, please call Massportís
Noise Complaint Line at 617-561-3333 during Noise Abatement Office hours of
Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Noise Complaint Line will
continue to be available to receive noise complaints 24 hours per day, seven
days per week.
For general information on this project, please call
Massportís Office of Government and Community Affairs at 617-568-3711 (Monday
ĖFriday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
Boston Logan, 15 minutes 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 40
international destinations and in 2013 handled 30.2 million passengers. Boston
Logan is served by two public transit lines and is the Air Line Pilot
Associationís Airport of the Year for 2008 because of its commitment to safety.
Over the past decade, the airport spent $4.5 billion on a modernization program
that includes new terminals, public transportation access, parking facilities,
roadways and airport concessions, and has been transformed into a world-class
21st Century facility. The airport generates $7 billion in total economic impact
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