July 20, 2015

Phase A of construction, the reconstruction of Runway 24 through the intersection of Runway 11-29, is set to begin July 27 at Connecticut’s Sikorsky Memorial Airport (BDR).

Runway 11-29 will be closed during this phrase, which is expected to take about 30 days. Runway 11-29 will close when the air traffic control tower closes at 10 p.m. on July 26.

Aircraft that require more than the approximately 3,230 feet available with the displaced threshold on Runway 24, or weigh more than 12,500 pounds, should plan to relocate before Runway 11-29 closes.

The instrument landing system for Runway 6 also will be out of service during phase A of construction, but will reopen when Runway 11-29 reopens.

Also, heavy truck traffic entering and leaving the airport on the east side during working hours, should be expected.

The blast fence, which has been the site of five accidents in the past 21 years, is scheduled for removal on July 28.

View the FAA’s system impact report. (PDF)