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North Runway Closed for Upgrades

Phase Three - North Runway Closed for Major Rehabilitation

Effective June 3, 2019, the 9,000-foot long North Runway was closed for major rehabilitation work that could last for up to four months. All flights are currently using the South Runway during this rehabilitation project.

During the first week of the targeted 120-day closure period, more than a dozen separate construction activities were in motion simultaneously to advance the runway's rehabilitation.  Read the project's newsletter to learn more about the work completed during the week of June 3.

Updated: June 18, 2019

Newsletter for the Rehabilitation of North Airfield at FLL Project:

Volume 1, No. 3 (PDF) - July 15, 2019
Volume 1, No. 2 (PDF) - July 1, 2019
Volume 1, No. 1 (PDF) - June 17, 2019


Phase Two Taxiway A Work Completed

Taxiway A improvements were completed in early June ahead of the North Runway's closure.  This preliminary rehabilitation work started in late March.

Updated May 28, 2019

NORTH RUNWAY REHABILITATION PROJECT  

RESOURCES

Rehabilitation of North Airfield Presentation 
Environmental Review (PDF)
Fact Sheet Rehabilitation of North Airfield at FLL (PDF) - May 2019

Updated: May 31, 2019


OVERVIEW
Runway’s roots date back to World War II era 


FLL's North Runway (10L-28R) will undergo significant rehabilitation this year and will be closed to aircraft traffic starting in early June. Preliminary taxiway construction began in late March to kick off the multimillion-dollar project. 

As FLL's primary and longest runway, 10L-28R can trace its roots back to 1943 when it was built by the U.S. Navy during World War II when the airport served a Naval Training base.

Starting at 12:01 AM on June 3, the 9,000-foot long runway will close for up to four months. All flights will use the South Runway during this rehabilitation project.

The rehabilitation work will include replacing the runway's 75-foot center portion with concrete to extend its life from 15 years to 30; repaving of its sides with asphalt, and electrical, signage and drainage systems upgrades. Additionally, taxiways upgrades will feature more modern and efficient designs, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will update runway status lights among other improvements. 

During the closure period, residents east and west of the south runway may experience increased noise. This situation, however, will return to normal conditions once the north runway reopens.  

Updated: May 1, 2019


SCHEDULE 

• Project Awarded: February 26, 2019 
• Phase 2 Taxiway A Work Begins: March 25, 2019 
• Phase 3 Runway Closure: June 3, 2019, for up to four months (estimated completion) 
• Phase 4 Taxiway B&C Work: October 2019 to March 2020 
• Overall Project Completion: March 2020 (estimated completion) 

SUMMARY 

• Total project budget: $90 million (includes $64.4 million in construction costs)
• Locally planned, designed and constructed 
• 15 subcontractors/150-200 workers during runway closure 

CONTACT INFORMATION 

• Technical Questions: Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) Project Manager, 954-359-6973 
• Aircraft Noise Comments: Noise Hotline 866-822-7910 
• BCAD Public Information Officer: 954-359-6116
• For General Questions: Email runwayupdates@broward.org

Updated: March 22, 2019
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