For any immediate questions concerning construction, please call Airport Operations:
Phone: 973-538-2200 Ext. 116
2017 MMU Runway Construction and Closure Dates:
Friday, June 2nd through Monday, June 12th
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.
More information for the June 2nd through June 12th window will be published when available.
The Reason for the RWY 5-23 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.