September 2, 2013
PERTH Airport is going to close one of two arterial runways after cracks have apparently been found on the surface prompting air service personnel to take action. Runway 06/24, a runway that crosses the main runway of 03/21 will be closed for at least six months from September until March next year.
The works will cease for two weeks during the busy Christmas and New Year period before recommencing. A similar upgrade was completed for the main north-south runway 03/21 three years ago. The airport’s two runways cross and cannot be used at the same time. This “essential” maintenance will increase delays at the airport, especially during peak times of mid-week early mornings and late afternoon.
Perth Airport said the works were being done to ensure “the safe operation of aircraft and to minimise potential disruptions to flights in the future”.
For residents to the north and south of the airport there will be more traffic during the closure and therefore more noise, though for residents to the north-east and south-west there will be a respite.
Perth Airport is sending out brochures to all affected residents explaining the works program.
It has also set up an information line on 1800 933 733 that can be called between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday
For more information, please visit :http://www.perthairport.com.au/Libraries/Major_Development_Plans/Runway_works_fact_sheet.sflb.ashx
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