Hanscom Taxiway Rehabilitation Starts Monday; Completion Set for One Month

The rehabilitation of a short taxiway near Hartwell Road in Bedford is scheduled to begin Monday at Hanscom Field—four weeks after the originally announced start date.

The taxiway, known as ‘November,’ is less than 3 percent of the size of Bedford High School in surface area. But the milling and asphalt replacement is expected to take about a month.

Massachusetts Port Authority, which manages the airfield, announced the scheduled start on Wednesday.

This project has been discussed at length during recent meetings of the Hanscom Field Advisory Commission. Some residents who live near the airport, remembering a massive runway resurfacing that disrupted their neighborhoods in 2017, are wary of the impact of this resurfacing.

Massport has said that a total of 400 dump-truck trips—200 into the airfield and 200 out—are projected, mostly during the first week. Truck traffic will traverse North Road, Concord Road, and Hartwell Road. Work will occur during normal business hours.

The port authority suggests that persons with questions or concerns about this project call 781-869-8050, which is the aircraft noise complaint line.

Mike Rosenberg can be reached at mike@thebedfordcitizen.org, or 781-983-1763

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