Monday, November 30, 2020

Anticipated Runway Closure for Saturday, February 25

The City of Southlake has received notice of an anticipated runway closure for tomorrow, Saturday, February 25.

DFW Airport is planning a closure of Runway 17L/35R for this Saturday, February 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in order to complete necessary maintenance activities that have been delayed due to cold and/or wet weather.   

The winds are forecast to be from the north at 5-10 mph for the closure period meaning aircraft will depart to the north and land from south to north to south. During the closure, FAA will shift aircraft arrivals from Runway 17L/35R to other runways.

  • The shift in operations may affect Irving, Euless, Arlington, and Grand Prairie which could experience some additional arrival traffic.
  • In north winds, Runway 35C is the primary arrival runway and Runway 35R is the secondary arrival runway on DFW’s east side. During the closure of Runway 35R, FAA will continue to use Runway 35C for most arrivals but will also shift aircraft arrivals to Runway 31R on DFW’s east side as well as Runway 36L on DFW’s west side.
  • Runway 31L, which can affect Southlake and Grapevine, is not anticipated to be needed during this closure but may be used if needed due to runway availability.

More information about the Airport’s planned runway work is available on DFW’s website at the   We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us. You may contact us by email at, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (manned 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided, when requested.


Runway closure