Keeping you informed about aircraft noise.


May 2023

Thank you for reading the MKE Airfield Update! This newsletter is intended to

keep you up-to-date on airfield construction projects, regular maintenance,

and special events that could impact the standard flow of arriving or departing

air traffic.


Here is an update of some major airfield construction projects that are taking place

this year in addition to regular airfield maintenance:

  • Multiple construction/rehabilitation projects on the airfield for pavement maintenance and removal will begin in June and will continue through December which will affect the following runways:

  • The main north-south runway, used by commercial airlines (1L/19R), will be closed from August to September which means the east-west runway will be the primary commercial runway in use.

  • Three runways that primarily serve smaller General Aviation aircraft will be closed. Runway 7L-25R will be closed from June to August. Runways 1R/19L and 13/31 will be closed from August to December.

These closures could result in a change in aircraft overflight activity in surrounding neighborhoods.

  • At Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport, the General Aviation reliever airport located on Milwaukee's northwest side, there will be a closure of Runways 4L/22R and 4R/22L from mid-May through the beginning of July for support pavement rehabilitation.

Anyone with questions regarding airfield or aircraft noise and/or runway closures may contact the Noise Office at 414-747-4677.

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MKE Runway Layout

 Runway 7R/25L  


 Runway 1L/19R  

CLOSED August - September

 Runway 7L/25R  

CLOSED June - August

 Runway 13/31 

CLOSED August - December

 Runway 1R/19L  

CLOSED August - December

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) has earned its second straight Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award for its success in delivering an outstanding customer experience.

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