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Runway 16R Project Moves Ahead
North End Construction Begins April 29  

The Van Nuys Airport (VNY) Runway Improvement Project is a plan to rehabilitate and modernize the airport's 8,000-foot main runway (16R/34L) to meet current Federal Aviation Administration design standards. 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 will not impact operations on VNY's 4,000-foot parallel runway (16L/34R).

A combination of asphalt overlay and partial reconstruction will be 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

To reduce the impact on airport operations, the runway improvement project will be completed in several phases. Work is currently underway on the run-up area. Construction on the north end of the runway will begin on April 29 and is expected to last 45 days.

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.

To download a Fact Sheet regarding the Runway Improvement Project, please click here.