Saturday, June 25, 2022

Two Week Runway Maintenance Closure

UPDATE 3/17/2015: The City has received the following update from DFW Airport:

As a reminder, Runway 18R/36L remains closed for maintenance this week and is scheduled to open the afternoon of Sunday March 22nd.  The most current National Weather Service (NWS) forecast is for more north winds beginning tonight.  It is likely that  the FAA will again need to use Runway 31L for departures up the Highway 114 corridor.   The forecast indicates that the south winds  will shift to the north around 8PM this evening and remain north until midday tomorrow, Wednesday, 18 March.  The forecast then shows south winds returning midday Wednesday and remaining southerly until around 7AM Friday morning, the 20th.  The winds will then shift back to the north and northeasterly through the end of the construction period Sunday afternoon, the 22nd.  The NWS may adjust this forecast before the end of the construction period.

The airport encourages citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact the telephone hotline, 972-973-3192. The web address for the Noise Office is

On Monday, March 9, 2015 the City received the following notice from DFW Airport:

DFW plans to close Runway 18R/36L at 9:00AM, Monday 9 March, through 4:00PM, Sunday 22 March 2015. This period will be used to perform airport maintenance work on runway markings and pavement repair, as well as construction work to upgrade the distance remaining signs for the runway. No other daytime runway closures are planned during this period. Current forecast weather for the next ten days indicates rain for 8 and 9 March, but, through the 12th, no severe weather is forecast.

Aircraft that would have used the runway during the closure will be dispersed among the operational runways. North winds during the closure period could require the use of Runway 31L for jet departures in order to accommodate safe and efficient movement of aircraft. More information about the Airport’s runway work schedule can be found on link

The airport encourages citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact them. The telephone hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7. The web address for the Noise Office is Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

North winds may cause increased aircraft noise over Southlake

The City of Southlake has received the following from DFW Airport Noise Office:

Runway 18L/36R remains closed for scheduled, runway rehabilitation and will remain closed until about 27 October.  We are anticipating north winds from about 11PM Friday 18 thru about 8PM Saturday 19 October.  North winds are also predicted for 5PM Monday 21 thru 8AM Tuesday 22 October.  North winds are also forecast for midnight  thru 9PM Wednesday 23 October.   It is likely that Runway 31L, the west diagonal, will be used for departures during parts if not all of these north flow periods

It should be noted that the FAA makes every effort to minimize the number of jet departures from Runway 31L by diverting some of the west-side aircraft to other runways for departure, and by only using Runway 31L when the velocity of the north winds require its use.

We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us.  The web address for the Noise Office is  The telephone Hotline is manned 24/7 and is 972-973-3192.  We follow-up calls and emails when requested but it may take a week for the response to reach callers/emailers.