Paving apparatus on the airfield – Image (c) Massport, 2017 all rights reserved

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Massport released its Phase II update a day early, on Thursday, August 10 this week.  Phase II begins on August 11 and will last through August 19.

Progress Report Project Completion: 34%

From 6 pm on Friday, August 11 through 6 am on Monday, August 14, the contractor will be milling, rubblizing, paving, and striping the intersection of runways 11-29 and 05-23. This work will be performed continuously throughout the 60-hour closure.

From August 15 through August 18, the contractor will continue to work in the areas between Runway 5-23 and Taxiway G; as well as the western portion of the runway.

Operational Impact

Haul Routes

  • Hartwell Road Entrance, to the west side of Runway: Route 62 to Hartwell Road entrance. Continuous, 24 hours a day seven days a week for the 30 calendar day shutdown. This will be the primary entrance construction activity the weekend of August 11-14
  • South Road Entrance, to the east side of Runway: Route 4 to Hartwell Avenue to South Road Open daily 6:00 am to 10:00 pm..

Aircraft Operational Impacts

  • Runway 5/23 closed Friday, 6 pm until Monday, 6 am. Taxiways south of 11-29 open full length during the Phase 2 closure.
  • Crossings at Taxiways M and E will be open. Runway 5/23 not available for taxi.
  • Helicopter operations will be allowed during the closure period.

Overall Project Schedule

Phase 1 – Overall reconstruction of Runway 11-29

  • August 1, 2017 – August 30, 2017

Phase 2 – Work on Runway 11-29 within 5-23 intersection

  • August 11, 2017 – August 14, 2017

Phase 3 – Work on Runway 11-29 within Taxiway G

  • August 22, 2017 – August 25, 2017

Phase 4 – Milling and resurfacing pavement on Runway 11-29

  • August 10, 2017 – September 17, 2017

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