Morristown Airport Construction Projects

Taxiway Bravo Construction Completed: PHOTOS

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VIDEO: Milling Process for Taxiway Bravo

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From October 3 – 18, 2016 Taxiway Bravo, east of Runway 5-23 was closed due to construction activities. Work began on Monday, October 3rd and lasted just under three weeks. 

 

This project is being funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). 

Thank you,
Morristown Airport Operations Department


MMU Postponing RWY 5-23 Keel Repair Project for 2016

Due to the lack of agreement on re-funding the State Trust Fund, MMU will be postponing the Keel project for 2016. We will be monitoring the activities in Trenton closely throughout the fall, with hope that we can get the Keel project rescheduled for the 2017 construction season. As soon as we know more from the State of New Jersey, we will advise everyone.
The postponement of the Keel project does not affect the Taxiway B East work and associated 5/23 closures. The Taxiway B East project is a federally funded construction project.

Should you have any questions please contact Peter Gilchrist at PeterG@mmuair.com or 973-538-6400 ext. 146 or Darren Large at DarrenL@mmuair.com or 973-538-6400 ext. 135.
Thank you,
Morristown Airport Operations Department


The Need for the Keel Repair Project

The Runway 5-23 Keel project was designed to stabilize the center 50’ section of the runway in preparation for a larger Runway Rehabilitation project that is scheduled to start in 2018.

The work involves milling out 9 inches of asphalt, 50’ wide and then laying a fabric and replacing the pavement. The new pavement would stabilize the center of the runway, which had started to fail due to age. During the larger Runway Rehabilitation project, Runway safety areas will be brought up to standard and an actual runway overlay will not occur until the end of the project.

The Keel work is designed to ensure that the runway remains stable through the larger project.

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