Airfield Construction

Runway 5/23 Closure
August 4, 2014 -August 16, 2014

This summer, DM AIRPORTS, LTD. (DM) will be conducting the second phase of the Runway 5-23 Keel Repair Project. The Keel Repair Project consists of the rehabilitation of the entire 6,000 foot keel of Runway 5-23. The first phase consisted of the mill and pave of an approximately 1,100 foot section of the runway keel and was completed in the autumn of 2013. The Keel Repair Project is part of a larger Runway Rehabilitation Project that will be phased out over the next ten years and will involve the standardization of the Runway Safety Areas, including the installation of an engineered materials arrestor system (EMAS) to the approach of Runway 5. The Runway Rehabilitation Project will also include the installation of a new medium intensity approach lighting (MALSR) system at the approach of Runway 23. Finally, the entire runway will be paved and re-lighted and the entrance/exit taxiways will be rehabilitated.

The second phase of this project will similarly encompass approximately 1,100 feet of repair to the runway keel. This will include a depression in the runway that occurs approximately 2,000 feet from the threshold of Runway 23. Therefore, beginning at 7 am on Monday, August 4th, Runway 5-23 will be closed to all traffic for the duration of this project, which is estimated to take 13 days to complete (weather permitting). DM is currently estimating that the re-opening of Runway 5-23 will occur at 7pm on August 16th. This time/date is subject to be extended due to weather.

After a cure time of approximately 30 days, the contractor will return to re-groove the runway, which will be followed by the painting of permanent markings by the Airport Facilities Department. Notification regarding the Runway closure to allow for this work will be provided in the future. The grooving and final painting work is tentatively scheduled for nights and weekends, however this will not be finalized until we approach the closure dates.

Should you have any questions regarding this phase of the Keel Repair Project or the larger Runway Rehabilitation Project, please contact:

Darren S. Large, A.A.E., Manager, Facilities & Projects at or 973-538-6400 ext. 135
Peter J.W. Gilchrist, A.A.E., Manager, Operations & Security at peterg@mmuair.comor 973-538-6400 ext. 146


Operations Department
Morristown Municipal Airport