Sunday, June 20, 2021

DFW Airport to Begin Runway Rehabilitation Project

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport will begin a major infrastructure project to rebuild one of its busiest runways.

The project for the refurbishment of Runway 17-Center/35-Center will begin on May 24 with a partial closure, which will still allow the southern portion of the runway to be used during daylight hours. Full closure of the runway will begin in August, with the completion of the project slated for December.

Runway Rehabilitation Fact Sheets (click to enlarge)

“This runway work is a critical need for DFW Airport, and the first major step in our ten-year plan to modernize infrastructure across the Airport,” said Khaled Naja, executive vice president of Infrastructure and Development at DFW Airport. “We’ve taken a long look at our 44-year old facilities and have developed a comprehensive plan to address the upcoming work on runways, taxiways, aircraft ramps, roadways and bridges over the next few years. We’re grateful to our partners in the industry and the community who helped us put together a plan that minimizes the impact to our customers and our neighbors.”

DFW has worked with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its airline partners to reduce the time required to replace the center third of the runway, utilizing new construction techniques and taking advantage of seasonal air traffic patterns. DFW has six other runways that will allow airlines to continue operating a full schedule of flights. Traveling customers should not experience significant delays due to the closure.

Before the end of 2018, DFW will have replaced a section of the runway about 6000 feet long and 50 feet wide, reaching a depth of more than three feet of sub-base, cement-treated base, and concrete. The runway will be resurfaced with a polymer-modified high-performance black asphalt, designed for strength, flexibility and weather resistance.

The project will include the installation of new technologies, including an updated pavement sensor system for measuring weather impacts and enhanced in-pavement lighting, which improves the safety of the runway and connecting taxiways. In addition, crews will also build connected portions of the planned Perimeter Taxiway for the northeast side of the Airport.

The cost of the project will total about $135 million. DFW received an Airport Improvement Program grant from the FAA totaling about $49.5 million for the runway work.

DFW Airport encourages citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact them.  Contact the DFW Noise Compatibility Office by email at dfwnoise@dfwairport.com, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (manned 24/7).  Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

The City of Southlake has worked with DFW Airport to provide you with this information. For more information about the City of Southlake and its history with DFW Airport, visit  www.CityofSouthlake.com.

Day Closure of Runway 17R/35L for Saturday, 1/28

The City of Southlake has been informed by the DFW Airport of the day closure of runway 17R/35L (shown in purple on map above) on Saturday, January 28th from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

The DFW Airport is planning a closure of Runway 17R/35L for this Saturday, January 28th from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM 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 northwest at 5-10 mph for the closure period meaning aircraft will depart to the north and land from south to north.  During the closure, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will necessarily shift aircraft from runway 17R/35L to other runways. The shift in operations will primarily affect Coppell (departures) and Irving (arrivals). Runway 17R/35L is the primary departure runway on DFW’s east side. During the closure, aircraft departures will temporarily shift from the closed runway, 35L, to runway 35C. Arrivals will temporarily shift from runway 35C, now being used for departures, to runways 35R and 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 DFW Airport’s planned work is available on the DFW Airport’s website. We encourage citizens with inquires or complaints to contact the DFW Airport. You may contact them by email at dfwnoise@dfwairport.com, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (manned 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided, when requested.

The map above was provided by the DFW Airport to display the DFW operations during the 17R/35L closure.

The map above was provided by the DFW Airport to display the DFW operations during the 17R/35L closure.

Runway Closure of Runway 17L/ 35R and Runway 18R/ 36L Starting Friday, July 15th

The City of Southlake has been informed by the DFW Airport of a partial runway closure from Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 24th and will also be closing Runway 17L/35R on Saturday July 16th.

There will be a partial closure of Runway 18R/36L starting at 10:00 PM on Friday, July 15th until 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 24th. This partial closure will be occurring in order to replace some deteriorating asphalt shoulders on the southern end of the runway.

DFW Airport will also be closing Runway 17L/35R on Saturday July 16th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.  This four-hour closure is in support of DFW’s efforts to conduct a pavement condition assessment on the runway.  These assessments are conducted periodically to determine the structure soundness of the runway pavement which is essential to long term maintenance and rehabilitation schedules for the airfield.  For this weekend’s four hour closure of Runway 17L/35R, the winds are forecast to be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.

During these closures, the FAA must necessarily move an aircraft that would have used the closed runway to other available runways, including Runway 31L in north winds conditions. DFW Airport staff will work closely with FAA and the airlines during these closures to reduce the impact of the necessary rerouting of air traffic while ensuring safe airport and airspace operations.

The City and DFW International Airport would also like to inform the residents of a 90 day east-side runway closure for Runway 17R/35L that will be occurring from the night of Wednesday, August 3rd through Wednesday, November 2nd.

More information about the Airport’s planned runway work is available on the DFW’s website. The DFW International Airport encourages citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact them.  The e-mail address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com.  The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7.  Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

Closure of Runways 17C/35C and Runway 17R/35L on Saturday June 18th

DFW Airport has provided the following information about its runway operations for this Saturday, June 18th.

On Saturday, June 18th, 2016, from 9:30 AM-7:30 PM, the DFW Airport will be closing Runways 17C/35C and Runway 17R/35L for necessary maintenance.

DFW Airport is planning necessary maintenance closures of Runways 17C/35C and Runway 17R/35L, one at a time, for this Saturday, June 18th.  The closure period is planned for 9:30AM until 7:30PM.  The planned closures are necessary to support efforts to conduct a pavement condition assessment.  These assessments are conducted periodically to determine the structure soundness of the runway pavement which is essential to long term maintenance and rehabilitation schedules for the airfield.  During the closure, the FAA must necessarily move aircraft that would have used the closed runway to other available runways.  The planned closure schedule is as follows:

  • Runway 17C/35C is planned to be closed from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Runway 17R/35L is planned to be closed from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The winds are forecast to be from the south/southeast at 5 to 10mph for the entire period.  More information about the Airport’s planned runway work is available on DFW’s website. We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us.  The web address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com.  The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7.  Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

DFW Airport Maintenance Causes Runway Closure

Runway maintenance will take place at DFW Airport this weekend (4/1-4/2).  The DFW Airport Noise Office has provided the following information.

DFW Airport is planning a necessary maintenance closure of Runway 17C/35C from approximately 9PM on Friday, April 1st, until about 6AM on Saturday, April 2nd. North winds of 6 to 18mph are forecast for the entire period.

It is possible, though unlikely, that the diagonal runways will be used for departures/arrivals during the maintenance period. This closure is to continue support of several maintenance activities including pavement repairs and runway marking replacement within the runway environment.

More information about the Airport’s planned runway work is available on DFW’s website at the dfwairport.com link: http://www.dfwairport.com/inthecommunity/aircraft_noise.php. We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us. The web address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com. The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7. Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

East Side Runway Closure Scheduled for Saturday 2-20

The City has received the following information from DFW Airport Noise Office.

A short term maintenance closure of Runway 17C/35C is scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, 7 November, from 9:30AM to 7:30PM (Revised 2/18/2016 from 8am-6pm). This closure is in support of several maintenance activities including pavement repairs, painting and drain pipe inspections within the runway environment.

The winds are forecast to be from the south for the entire period, ranging from about 10 to 13 mph. Runway 17C/35C is the primary east side arrival runway.

Arriving aircraft that would normally have been routed to 17C/35C will be routed to other operational runways during the closure period with Runway 17L/35R likely to receive most of the rerouted arrival traffic.

More information about the Airport’s planned runway work is available on DFW’s website at the dfwairport.com link: http://www.dfwairport.com/inthecommunity/aircraft_noise.php. We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us.

The web address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com. The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7. Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

Runway Closures Expected at DFW Airport

The City of Southlake has received the following updated information from DFW Airport Noise Office concerning runway closures.DFWLogo

This weekend’s runway closure plans have changed.  Runway 18R/36L will not be closed for preventive maintenance work on the runway’s Instrument Landing System  this weekend.  In its place, Runway 18L/36R will be closed from10PM Friday, 18 September, to Sunday afternoon, 20 September.  This change is necessitated by damage to a drain line within the Runway 18L/36R’s safety area.

It is likely that Runway 31L will be used this weekend for jet departures. The forecast from the National Weather Service is showing winds from the north east beginning at 12PM on Saturday, 19 September and continuing to about 10AM Sunday 20 September.  As with all such maintenance closures, the flights that would have used the closed runway will be dispersed among the remaining, operational runways. This can result in additional flights on runways that already receive flights, extension of hours of use of these runways, as well as distribution of flights to runways that are not typically used for jet departures.  For example, any north flow during a closure period could require the use of Runway 31L to accommodate jet departures.

The schedule for the planned, 6-week closure of Runway 17R/35L for 10PM Sunday, 20 September to 7PM Saturday, 31 October remains on track.  This closure is in support of complete replacement and expansion of runway blast pads, the paved surfaces where jet blast from takeoff power settings would erode unprotected surfaces.

More information about the Airport’s planned runway work, as well as a graphic depicting the location of the closed runway, is available on DFW’s website at the dfwairport.com link: http://www.dfwairport.com/inthecommunity/aircraft_noise.php.  We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us.  The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7.  The web address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com.  Follow-up response calls and emails will be provided when requested.