Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3319 posts, RR: 44 Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2161 times:
Runway 8L/26R does open tomorrow (Oct 31). As I hear it, a CO 767 will make one takeoff and/or landing ... Something like that. It will be in full use the next day. Shortly thereafter runway 9/27 will be closed for repairs till mid-December. After that 8R/26L will be completely rebuilt from the dirt up .... A procedure that will take most, if not all of 2004.
Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3319 posts, RR: 44 Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2115 times:
Any way they do it, there will be some long inbound taxi times to the southside gates.... When landing on 27, I've had aircraft sitting on the j-line at Term.E before I even know they are on the ground.
Rkmcswain From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
I was out of town all weekend, and as I was coming down F.M. 1960 yesterday afternoon, I saw a CO jet land on the new runway from a distance (while I was back around Lee Rd.) - as I went further west, I saw some lights in the distance and lo and behold - just as I got around Farrel, what do you think those lights turned out to be --- a KLM 747.... You can really see how close the new runway is to 1960 now.
Does anybody know what the status of Farrel and/or Richey Rd. is planned to be (in between Aldine-Westfield and F.M. 1960). Will they stay closed or reopen?