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Why Is Runway 18/36 Closed At Ord?  
User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 4
Posted (15 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4291 times:

I have heard that at ORD (i live here) runway 18/36 is closed. I havent seen any work being done on it, and i know its the shortest runway at Chicago-O'Hare. Is there a reason for this closure?


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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2153 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (15 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4280 times:

The runway needed to be upgraded, but they didn't want to spend the money on it since it was used so seldom. Also, runway 18 was always closed to takeoffs and 36 was closed to landings due to the parking garage being in the way.

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

I live in Chicago here, too. I worked one mile from ORD. The planes approach or take off path everyday from RWY 22R.. All I know I have been flying out and in. I have never seen ONCE action small plane on 18/36 for 20 YEARS!! Never never never use it at all!! I never seen the plane approach to RWY 18 or take off RWY 36 at all. That's why they're closed now. I'm happy that we don't have to pay taxes for nothing to use the runway's paint marking... How dumb it is?!?


PS.. a few airports have been closed runway of not active use. They're closed it anyway.. It saves budget.

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