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Posted on: August 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Murfreesboro Airport Runway Update

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Due to everyone’s great teamwork including our contractors, engineers, inspectors, staff, and our clients, we were able to get a number of aircraft in and out at various times during this project.

Just about every paved surface on the airport was addressed during this project.  Most critical was the work completed on and at each end of the runway.  The majority of the work occurred on Taxiway A which presented a number of challenges.  During the heaviest part of the project in June there were still 95 operations.  Mid July, with some taxiways and connectors open, 2,321 aircraft operations were coordinated.  Even with the runway still closed and “Prior Permission Required”, flights were able to still occur.  While the project did slow the number of operations down compared to the previous year, Airport Director, Chad Gehrke stated "I am very proud of the great response we got from everyone and your willingness to work with us and communicate with us to get everyone’s flights in and out whenever there was an opportunity."  

There are a few electrical items to take note of this week:

  • The Runway 36 PAPI lights were relocated when the threshold was displaced.  The PAPI lights may be out of service for 50 days or more until the FAA declares them operational in their new location.  
  • The Runway 18 PAPI and REIL lights are temporarily out of order.   Guardian Electric is working on those units now.  
  • To close out the project, Cleary has scheduled two short airport closures. September 27 is a two to four day period to seal coat the newly paved Taxiway A and the Blast Pad.  We believe that there will be access to the runway but there may be some limited access to certain areas. On November 16, Cleary is scheduled to complete the final painting of the runway and taxiways.  Again that will be a two or three day shutdown to allow the paint to dry properly.  
  • Crews may be working near the Blast Pad and alongside Taxiway A.

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