MMU Announces 2017 Runway Construction and Closure Dates

This year Morristown Airport will be continuing its multi-year Keel Repair Project on Runway 5-23 that was previously delayed. In a project funded by the NJDOT, the Airport will repave the final 3,000 feet of the southern end of the runway. Similar to previous Keel projects, we will be repaving the center 50 feet. In order to retain the funding provided by the NJDOT, this project must be completed in the first half of 2017.


Phase 1 – Test Strip
Runway 13-31 Closed – 6am Monday, May 15th through Friday, May 19th
Runway 13-31 will be closed for five (5) consecutive days to allow for the paving of a test strip. This test strip will ensure that the contractor has the correct paving methods and mix established for the work on Runway 5-23. Runway 5-23 will remain open during this time.


Phase 2 – Milling & Paving
Runway 5/23 Closed – 6am Friday, June 2nd through Monday, June 5th at 6am
Runway 5-23 will be closed for milling and paving outside of the safety areas for Runway 13-31. Runway 13-31 will remain open during these dates.


Phase 3 – Milling & Paving
MMU closed to fixed wing traffic – 6am Monday, June 5th through Sunday, June 11th
During this seven (7) day closure of both runways, the intersection of the two (2) runways will be milled and paved. Morristown Airport will be closed to fixed wing traffic during this time.


Phase 4 & 5 – Grooving & Painting
Runway 5-23 will be closed from 2200L-0600L daily beginning Tues., July 11th and ending Fri., July 21st
During this night work, grooving and marking of Runway 5-23 will be completed. Runway 13-31 will be open during this closure except for 4 nights which will consist of the grooving and marking of the intersection of the two (2) runways. Morristown Airport will be closed to fixed wing traffic during those 4 nights; which will be determined within 30 days of these phases beginning.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Airport Operations at 973-538-3366 ext. 116.