BWI runway work will shift planes' noise

August 26, 1996|By Consella A. Lee | Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF

Residents of Glen Burnie, Linthicum, Millersville and Crownsville may notice a shift in aircraft noise patterns during the next two months because of construction work on a runway at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Routine maintenance on Runway 15R/33L, which began Aug. 15, is expected to take 70 days. It will require alternating full and partial closings of the runway.

During the five phases of construction, which include pavement work, minor flight delays and changes in air traffic patterns will occur.

From 9 p.m. Fridays to 6 a.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 13, 20 and 27, Runway 15R/33L will be closed completely. While the runway is closed, the airport will increase arrivals and departures Runway 10/28 from the east and west. This will be most noticeable to Glen Burnie residents.

Runway 4/22 will be used when deemed necessary by air traffic controllers. This will be most noticeable to Linthicum residents north of the airport.

More corporate jets will use Runway 15L/33R, BWI's commuter runway. Overflights of Millersville and Crownsville will increase when the approach closely aligned with Interstate 97 is used.

For information, call the airport's Noise Abatement Hotline at 859-7070.

Pub Date: 8/26/96

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