Runway Closures at Armstrong International Airport to Increases Aircraft Activity
NEW ORLEANS – Residents surrounding Armstrong International may notice a change in frequency of flights in the next few weeks as a result of airfield construction work.
Earlier this year, the Airport began construction on a $12 million project to replace the airfield electrical infrastructure. The work includes replacing all runway and taxiway lighting.
For safety reasons, the following runway closures are scheduled in order to complete the necessary construction work for this project.
The North-South runway will be closed until October 12. All flights arriving and departing from the Airport will be using the East-West runway. Areas east of the Airport may notice an increase in air traffic as a result.
From October 20 through November 2 the East-West runway will be closed. All flights arriving and departing from the Airport will be using the North-South runway. Areas north and south of the Airport may notice the increase in air traffic as a result.
Airport officials say this critical airfield safety project was funded with Federal Aviation Administration grants, State aviation grants and airport funds.