Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project

Phase VI (formerly "Stage A")

Phase VI; Completed

Phase II, Stage A Complete; Access Road and Runway Safety Area Grading

Phase VII (formerly "Stage B")

Phase VII; Completed

Phase II, Stage B Complete; Culverts replaced on MALSR Road.

Completed culvert off the Runway 23 end on MALSR road. (November 7th)

Phase VIII (formerly "Stage C")

Phase VIII; Completed

Phase II, Stage C Construction COMPLETE

Phase II, Stage C construction on our Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project has officially been completed.

After a successful Federal Aviation Administration flight check in December, the newly installed Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway End Identifier Lights (MALSR) passed the inspection and has been entered into service.

The Instrument Landing System (ILS) and Glideslope navigational aids for Runway 23 have been returned to service as well. In conjunction with the FAA’s flight check of Runway 23 components, a second flight check was conducted to check the Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) for Runway 31. That check passed and the PAPI has been returned to service.

Phase IX (Formerly "Phase II, Stage D")

Project Kick Off: July 10, 2023

Runway 5-23 Construction is set to resume on June 23, 2023 with Phase IX of our Runway Rehabilitation Project.

Phase IX consists of a 30-day FULL CLOSURE of Runway 5-23 starting July 10 and tentatively reopening on August 10  and focuses on replacing the original drainage culvert that runs parallel to Taxiway Bravo and crosses underneath Taxiway Alpha and Runway 5-23.

Prior to the Runway 5-23 closure, there will be FOUR, full airport, nightly-closures to accommodate a crane for sheet pile installation ahead of work commencing on the Runway. Nightly-closures listed below:

  • June 23 (2200L – 0600L)
  • June 24 (2200L – 0600L)
  • June 25 (2200L – 0600L)
  • June 26 (2200L – 0600L)

To accommodate this work, the contractor will work in two stages; Work Area 1 & Work Area 2 to minimize the airfield impact as much as possible. The contractor has also committed to running two crews per day to complete the work as quickly as possible.

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Runway 5-23

Rehabilitation Project

Over the next 5-7 years, MMU will continue a major rehabilitation project for Runway 5-23 in what is being called “Phase II.” Separated in annual stages (A, B, C ,etc.) to minimize operational impacts, Phase II, Stage C is expected to begin in early June 2022 and end in late August 2022.

Planning for the RWY 5-23 rehabilitation project began in 2005, and DM AIRPORTS, LTD. (Operators of Morristown Airport), has been diligently working alongside engineering firms, the Federal Aviation Administration, and Airport Tenants to ensure a seamless flight experience for all who fly with MMU.

Overall Benefits of the Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project at MMU once completed:

  • Brand new paved surface
  • Upgraded approach systems
  • Enhanced safety areas
  • Lighting upgrades
  • And more!

With these updates, MMU will continue to shine as a premier general aviation airport for the New York Metro Airspace, State of New Jersey, and Morris County.

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