Gr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3070 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9815 times:
Quoting Tranceport (Reply 3): I've never been there but just from the photos I don't see how they could extend it in the direction of Maho Beach anyway. Doesn't the runway already begin almost right over the fence there?
Jsposaune From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 291 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 9655 times:
Don't worry, the beach won't close. They may, however, move the threshold of the runway down a couple hundred feet. Don't forget, the road that runs parallel to the beach is the only access to that portion of the island. (Caravanserai resort, etc.)
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Boeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9564 times:
Dont see why they would as it would only allow for about 10 extra feet! As well, the tides are too big an issue if you consider the possibilty of rising sea levels and tropical storms which would subject the runway in question to flooding!
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HS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9361 times:
Quoting Vasu (Reply 12): Read all the earlier replies, people!
Why, are all those replies from planning experts who have seen the detailed plans for the runway extension? Or perhaps they're just amateurs assuming the runway won't be extended over the beach, in which case everyone else has the right to post their views too.
Let's all go out there anyway and start a protest; "We shall not be moved, unless the authorities decide to keep Maho Beach open!!!!" Just a suggestion. (I'm having a crappy day, so I am trying to be humerous.)
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DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9272 times:
Like it or not, SXM does indeed have plans to expand the runway over Maho Beach as part of their Master Plan. The runway would be extended into the sea by a few hundred feet, with the road going into a tunnel under the runway. Now, these plans are only the 3rd or 4th phase of SXM, and if it indeed ever were to happen, it would still be a few years away.
ACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9195 times:
Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 18): Like it or not, SXM does indeed have plans to expand the runway over Maho Beach as part of their Master Plan. The runway would be extended into the sea by a few hundred feet, with the road going into a tunnel under the runway. Now, these plans are only the 3rd or 4th phase of SXM, and if it indeed ever were to happen, it would still be a few years away.
Under a runway?
On St. Maarten?
They are more likely to build an 8-mile-long bridge to Anguilla!
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Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9169 times:
Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 21): Don't believe it, just go to pjiae.com, and look up Phase III of their master plan, simple as that.
Correct. Phase III, if necessary due to increased traffic, calls for the extension of the runway into the sea, and thus destroying Maho beach. However, I have heard that that is just a plan and that currently there is no need for phase III yet and therefore it is still many years away.