Port of Portland's Jerry Gerspach contacted us to share the following information about summer construction plans at the airport and how they will effect sound quality in our neighborhood:
Work is planned to reconstruct Taxiway C and repair the south runway this spring through fall at Portland International Airport (PDX).
Planned is the full reconstruction of the eastern portion of Taxiway C, which provides aircraft access to and from the south runway. The south runway repair will replace concrete that was damaged after a military jet’s tire failed, causing its landing gear to scrape the runway. Temporary repairs are already in place.
Taxiway C reconstruction work will run from April 1 through mid-October. Repairs are planned for the south runway from approximately April 15 to May 31, and again from August 16 to September 29. The runway will be open between June 1 and August 15 to help accommodate peak summer traffic.
While no major flight schedule delays are expected, airport neighbors should expect increased flights over some airport neighborhoods during the south runway closure. That’s because many aircraft that would normally use the south runway will temporarily use the north or crosswind runways.
In particular, the use of the crosswind runway will increase the number of flights over neighborhoods south of the airport. The crosswind runway use is necessary, because the north runway alone cannot accommodate all PDX flights when the south runway closes. Furthermore, the location of some airline operations on the south side of the airport will mean that the crosswind runway will see use by larger-than-usual passenger propeller aircraft.
If you have additional questions regarding this project don’t hesitate to contact us.
503.460.4100 (Noise Hotline)