Morristown Airport will update its MMU Airfield Construction page as necessary.
For any immediate questions concerning construction, please call Airport Operations:
Phone: 973-538-2200 Ext. 116
2017 MMU Runway Construction and Closure Dates: July 17th - July 27th
The final phase of the Runway 5-23 Keel Repair Project has been scheduled. Please see below for a list of NIGHTLY CLOSURE DATES
Morristown Airport will operate normally from 0600 – 2200 daily on the dates listed below.
•Runway 5-23 will be closed from 2200L-0600L daily from 2200L Monday, July 17th through 0600 Thursday, July 20th
•Morristown Airport will be closed to fixed-wing traffic from 2200L-0600L daily from 2200L Thursday, July 20th through 0600L Tuesday, July 25th
•Runway 5-23 will be closed from 2200L-0600L daily from 2200L Tuesday, July 25th through 0600L Thursday, July 27th
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.
MMU Fuel Farm Rehab Project
Morristown Airport began its Fuel Farm Rehabilitation Project on Monday, March 14th and is expected to complete the project in early 2017
For more information about the Fuel Farm Project, please click HERE
We appreciate your patience during this project and if you have any questions, please contact Airport Operations at 973-538-3366, ext. 116.
The Reason for the Fuel Farm Project
The project will replace infrastructure built in the late 80’s with new equipment that reflects today’s best environmental and quality control practices. All components of the existing farm, except for the storage tanks, will be replaced. A new 12,000 gallon avgas tank will be installed and the existing 20,000 gallon tank will be converted to jet fuel, allowing for a total of 120,000 gallons of jet fuel capacity. Canopies will be erected over the tank dike and fueling area, ensuring that storm water is properly managed, and allowing drivers to stay dry while transferring fuel. The project is expected to take between eight and ten months.
For more information please contact Peter Gilchrist at PeterG@mmuair.com.