Posted on: October 2 2014 | Posted in: Latest NewsBy Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Louis Armstrong International Airport is alerting neighbors that electrical work on the airfield will produce changes in flight frequency in October and early November. It's part of a $12 million project that includes replacing the lighting along the runways, according to a statement from the airport.
The north-south runway will be closed until Oct. 12, the announcement said, meaning flights will use the east-west runway and neighbors east of the airport might notice an increase in air traffic.
The east-west runway will close from Oct. 20 to Nov. 2, sending all the flights to the north-south runway and leading neighbors north and south of the airport to see more planes overhead.
The airport statement described the work as a "critical airfield safety project." It said the project is funded with Federal Aviation Administration grants, state aviation grants and the airport's budget.