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Runway Closures Scheduled for This Weekend at BWI Marshall Airport for Runway Intersection Project

Airline Flight Delays Expected Throughout Weekend

BWI Marshall Airport will close two runways this weekend to complete a major pavement maintenance project. Runways 15R-33L and 10-28 will be closed from 11 p.m. on Friday night, September 9 through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 12. The improvement project will rehabilitate pavement located at the intersection of the two major commercial runways at BWI Marshall.

The scheduled pavement maintenance project is dependent upon weather conditions.

Due to the temporary runway closures, airline flight delays are expected throughout the weekend at BWI Marshall Airport. Travelers flying out of BWI Marshall or customers planning to meet arriving passengers this weekend should monitor flight information. Flight status information is available on the BWI Marshall website or from the airlines. The BWI Marshall website is

“We have worked closely for many months with the airlines and the FAA to plan and prepare for this important project,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director of BWI Marshall Airport. “It has been more than two decades since a major pavement rehabilitation project has been completed on the runway intersection here at BWI Marshall. This work will allow the Airport to continue serving travelers for many years.”

During the weekend runway 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). During the scheduled weekend work, local residents will recognize a temporary shift in aircraft activity due to the short-term closures of the two main runways.

Should weather conditions not allow the pavement project to occur, the work would be scheduled for the following weekend (September 16-19, 2011).

Jonathan Dean