Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport announced plans Tuesday to temporarily close one of its south runways for maintenance beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, November 1, through 7 a.m. on Monday, November 4.
The airport has been in communication with the airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to determine the least disruptive time for the closure. The time period of November 1-4 was chosen as the most acceptable option. Phoenix Sky Harbor has worked to provide as much notice as possible, so that the airlines can plan for possible impacts. Sky Harbor has two additional runways one on the north side and another on the south side.
The project involves performing preventative electrical maintenance inside the runway safety area. Work that is being completed includes converting all associated runway lighting to LED lighting, replacing and repairing electric cabling for various lighting circuits on the runway and inside the runway safety area, aircraft tire rubber build up removal, maintenance of runway paint markings and limited concrete repairs.
What do travelers need to know?
The south runway that is being closed is an arrival runway. Arrival delays could occur during peak hours of operation on Saturday, November 2, from approximately 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Passengers who have tight connections should contact their airline if they are concerned about having enough time to transfer between flights. Additionally, passengers and those picking up passengers should check flight status with their airline before coming to the Airport.