Runway closures for electrical work will shift airplane traffic at Louis Armstrong Airport

Posted on: October 2 2014
By Mark Waller, | 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.