July 27, 2017

A major airfield construction project will be taking place at L.G. Hanscom Field (BED), which will impact the availability of Runway 11/29.

The project involves the re-paving of the runway, with associated repainting and grooving of the new surface. The project begins Aug. 1, and Runway 11/29 will be closed through Aug. 30. Runway 5/23 will be available during the majority of the closure period, except from 6 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 11 – 6 a.m. (EDT) Aug. 14, when it will also close to allow for the repaving of the runway intersection weather permitting.

The re-paving project is scheduled to be completed on or about Sept. 14.
Operational Impacts:

  • From Aug. 1-30: (Phases 1 and 3, concurrently)
  • Runway 11/29 will close for a 30-day period. Reopening is scheduled for Aug. 30
  • This runway will be unavailable for this entire time period

From Aug. 11 – 14: (Phase 2 – weather permitting)

From 6 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 11 – 6 a.m. (EDT) Aug. 14, Runway 5/23 will also be closed to allow for the repaving of the runway intersection.

During this time, all fixed-wing aircraft will be unable to operate. Helicopter operations will be authorized.

  • If Phase 2 is postponed due to inclement weather, the closure will move to alternate dates of 6 p.m. (EDT) Aug.18 – 6 a.m. (EDT) Aug. 21.
  • From Aug. 31 – Sept. 14: (Phase 4)
  • Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. (EDT), Runway 11/29 will be closed for painting and grooving.
  • Dates and times may be adjusted to further accommodate the work schedule.
  • Runway intersection repaving activities are tentatively scheduled and may be changed as conditions warrant.
  • Always check NOTAM information prior to flight.
  • Except as noted above, Runway 5/23 will remain open throughout the construction project.
  • The instrument landing systems associated with Runway 11/29 will not be available during the time periods the runway is closed.
  • Flight crews can expect, at times, delays to be encountered during certain periods of peak traffic demand.
  • Local pattern traffic may also be curtailed during these time periods.

View a Letter to Airmen about the project. (PDF)