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Nighttime Runway 12-30 Closure
January 5, 2022 - November 2022
Airfield Construction Project Schedule Update (9.20.22)
Long Beach Airport (LGB) is in the midst of a major construction project to improve safety on the airfield. The reconstruction of Taxiway L, the primary taxiway for all departing commercial aircraft, began in January 2022. Due to nationwide shortage of concrete and asphalt, and other material supply chain issues, the construction completion date is now November 2022. As a result of construction, LGB’s primary runway, Runway 12-30, is closed most evenings from 10 pm until 6 am, and nighttime aircraft activity shifts to Runway 08L-26R, which runs parallel to Wardlow Road. As the hours of available sunlight are now getting shorter, pilots have the opportunity, though they are not required, to complete their required nighttime flying hours earlier in the evening. Any questions or concerns regarding noise impacts may be directed to LGBnoise@longbeach.gov.
January 5, 2022 - October 2022 (original post)
A major construction project to improve the safety of the Long Beach Airport (LGB) airfield will commence the first week in January and is expected to last through October 2022. The $25 million project, primarily funded by grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will bring the airport in line with the latest FAA standards.
The project, approved by City Council on August 3, 2021, will reconstruct Taxiway L, which is the primary taxiway for all departing commercial aircraft. The asphalt pavement has reached the end of its useful service and will be reconstructed with concrete pavement that has an anticipated service life of 40 years.
Because the construction will occur adjacent to the main runway, Runway 12-30 will close nightly from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. through approximately October, with the exception of Friday and Saturday evenings. Due to the closure, operations will shift to Runway 08L-26R, which runs parallel and just north of Wardlow Road. A map showing the change in flight paths can be viewed below.
For more details on the project, check out the public notice.
Long Beach Airport has three runways. Runway 12-30 is the primary runway and is utilized for commercial air traffic. Runway 8L-26R is the secondary runway and is used for general aviation uses and for commercial air traffic when Runway 12-30 is closed. Runway 8R-26L is the shortest of the runways and is used for general aviation.
For more information, check out WebTrak, a community internet flight tracking system. WebTrak allows residents to track flight patterns, view noise levels and submit noise complaints.