ORE. (May 30, 2013) – PDX South Runway Reopens June 10
will return to normal flight paths June 10, when the Portland International
Airport south runway reopens.
runway closure allowed repairs to concrete damaged when a military jet’s tire
failed, causing its landing gear to scrape the runway.
early completion of south runway repairs is good news for neighbors living
north and south of the airport. That’s because they saw increased flights over
their neighborhoods during the runway closure, as more flights than usual used
the airport’s crosswind runway.
began in mid-April, and will complete earlier than scheduled, eliminating the
need for a previously planned second phase of construction later this summer.
The accelerated progress came through construction efficiencies and weather
conditions favorable for construction.
reconstruction of the eastern portion of Taxiway C, adjacent to the south
runway, will continue through mid-October. No related flight schedule delays or
flight path changes are expected.