Airport work completed some neighbors relieved

October 26, 1994

Neighbors of Baltimore-Washington International Airport may notice that things are a little quieter since the completion last weekend of work to lengthen Runway 10/28.

During the construction, some aircraft were diverted to other runways. One result was more flights over Elkridge, Hanover and Catonsville.

The project added 500 feet to the runway's west end and 550 feet to its east end. The runway is now 10,500 feet.

An airport statement said that the added length will increase the margin of safety for takeoffs and allow the airport to accommodate long-haul international aircraft during hot weather, when more takeoff distance is needed.

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