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Last Updated on Mar 7 2014, 4:51 pm PST
Runway 16R Project Nearly Complete
The Van Nuys Airport Runway Improvement Project – a plan to rehabilitate and modernize the airport's 8,000-foot main runway (16R/34L) to meet current Federal Aviation Administration design standards – is nearly complete. The project will ensure a minimum 20-year runway lifespan and provide many airfield improvements.
Work began in November 2012 and is expected to be completed by the end of August 2013. The work has not impacted operations on VNY's 4,000-foot parallel runway (16L/34R).
A combination of asphalt overlay and partial reconstruction has been phased over three sections of the main runway (north, south and center). The plan includes:
• Mill and overlay 4,400 feet of the runway's center section
• Enhancements to the run-up area
• Installation of a new blast fence
• Repairs on existing concrete runway ends
• Reconstruction of runway and shoulder pavements
• High-speed exit light modifications
• New pavement markings
Through a collaborative effort among airport management and tenants, this project has been designed to minimize operational impacts and maximize airfield improvements to the fullest extent possible. It will play a vital role in enabling VNY-L.A.'s business airport-to serve the needs of the global aviation community, today and tomorrow.