mk777
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IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:25 am

I know its been discussed abt IADs 2 new runways-the future 19R/1L (4th rwy) and the 30R/12L (future 5th rwy), but I am wondering if they have started construction on the 4th runway already, Dulles website doesn't say anything, except the fact that construction will be complete in 2008.

How long does it take to construct a runway from start to finish?

I hope i didn't miss this info on the previous threads, if i did, apologies in advance.
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:48 am

They have started construction on the new 19R/1L. The area is cleared and they are working on it all the time it seems like. I heard someone say it was supposed to be open within a year. That seems fast to me - but I have no idea.
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:51 am

I believe they have started the construction on the new 1/19. 30R/12L is aways off though. They are knocking down the trees West of current 1L/19R. I would assume this is in preparation for the RWY construction. I know somewhere in all of this they are relocating the NWS station that was just West of IAD.
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:02 am

How does wind direction at IAD decide departing and arriving traffic?? I wonder how they would use the 19L/1R, 19C/1C and 19R/1L. I know planes coming from north cross east of the airport and then turn around to land on the 1s and vice versa when planes come from south. Do they ever use rwy 30 for landings?? If not, will they use it when the parallel rwy is built in the future?
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:46 am

Quoting Mk777 (Reply 3):
Do they ever use rwy 30 for landings?? If not, will they use it when the parallel rwy is built in the future?

They do use RWY 30 for landings. This is more typical during the morning and late evening hours, or if there is terrible weather, but it is definitely done and I have landed on RWY 30 several times myself on regular pax flights.

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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:23 am

Quoting AA777 (Reply 4):
They do use RWY 30 for landings. This is more typical during the morning and late evening hours, or if there is terrible weather, but it is definitely done and I have landed on RWY 30 several times myself on regular pax flights.

That's interesting as I have *never* seen planes landing on 30. I bet it's quite a sight! Plenty of landings on 12 though.
 
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:42 am

Quoting D L X (Reply 5):
That's interesting as I have *never* seen planes landing on 30. I bet it's quite a sight!

I concur...i would only believe if someone showed me pictures.
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:16 am

Quoting Mk777 (Reply 6):
I concur...i would only believe if someone showed me pictures.

It happens several times a year, but that's it. Approach is to 1R, circle to land 30.
 
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:06 am

Quoting N770WD (Reply 7):
Approach is to 1R, circle to land 30

So, basically, planes follow Route 50 West? Aren't there buildings getting near to being in the way there?
 
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:44 pm

I live underneath the approach for IAD 30 and I can attest that it is used for landing when the wind is bad enough. I actually wish that it would happen more often so that I see 747s more frequently!
 
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:24 pm

Quoting D L X (Reply 8):
Quoting N770WD (Reply 7):
Approach is to 1R, circle to land 30

So, basically, planes follow Route 50 West? Aren't there buildings getting near to being in the way there?

They actually follow (to a certain extent) Highway 28 as if they are approaching 1R then after crossing Highway 50 they make a left turn toward 30. No buildings are in the way.
 
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:50 pm

Quoting Mk777 (Reply 6):
I concur...i would only believe if someone showed me pictures.

In April 2004, I was flying LAX-IAD on a 744, back before UA downgraded to a 777. It was very bumpy on inital approach, and we did indeed land on 30. We seemed to make a last minute left turn, as the wings seemed VERY close to the trees. I find it interesting that 30 is used on windy days because it is not an instrument equipped runway-only visual.
 
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:54 pm

I flew in and out of IAD a few weeks ago and the construction was manifest. We taxied near enough that I could see the depth of the excavation.
 
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:14 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 12):
I flew in and out of IAD a few weeks ago and the construction was manifest. We taxied near enough that I could see the depth of the excavation.

I departed on 30 Friday enroute DEN. Got a great view of the new runway construction. I had no idea they were building it so far away from existing 1L.
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:52 am

Below is a link for the development plans for IAD.

http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/d2_dulles_development_2/d2_home

Not only is there a 4th runway under construction, there is a fifth runway parallel to 12-30 in the plan.
 
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RE: IAD-4th Rwy Construction?

Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:55 am

Quoting AirplaneCrazy (Reply 14):
Below is a link for the development plans for IAD.

Yup read it many times. Just wanted to know if the construction started on the future 19R/1L and indeed it has.

I think the 5th runway is a few years away though.

Also is the new control tower operational?
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