Noise alert: Airport runway closure to divert air traffic across Anchorage

Construction on the north/south runway at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. June 18, 2018 (KTUU)
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Work on a North/South runway rehabilitation project at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport will resume on April 1, during which time all air traffic will be diverted to the east/west runway through October according to the Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities.

The runway was partially closed during summer months of 2018, and will be fully closed from April 1 through October.

During the closure, all aircraft taking off and landing at TSAIA will cross over properties east of the airport, and will generate increased noise levels across the city.

"We generally arrive and depart over the water," TSAIA Manager Jim Szczesniak told KTUU last year. "But with this runway project, we are going to have to impact the traffic flows over the east and southeast sections of the city."

The closure is part of a two-year multi-phase project to rehabilitate and widen the north/south runway.

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