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 from the May newsletter of some major airfield construction projects that are taking place this summer, along with regular airfield maintenance:
- The summer repairs scheduled on the main east-west runway, used by commercial airlines (7R/25L), are now completed and operations have resumed to normal operations.
- Two runways that primarily serve smaller General Aviation aircraft will be closed for relighting. Runway 13/31 will be closed through the beginning of August and Runway 7L/25R will be closed from September through October. The map below has more details.
- There will also be intermittent closures during daytime hours for regular maintenance work. Runways generally remain open during nights and weekends.
- There will be short-term intermittent closures of both runways at Timmerman Airport, the General Aviation reliever airport located on Milwaukee's northwest side, beginning in late summer/early fall.
You may have noticed that road construction is starting on Howell Avenue between Layton Avenue and Grange Avenue. If you work in the airport area, or if you're traveling soon, please plan ahead. Allow for extra time to get to and from MKE due to lane closures and traffic delays.
This is a City of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin construction project. Get all the information on the project here:
The Milwaukee Air & Water Show, proudly sponsored by MKE, will take place this summer on July 21st and 22nd featuring the USAF Thunderbirds. This may result in additional aircraft noise over certain neighborhoods that weekend as well as earlier in the week for some aircraft practice.
Many new nonstop routes
are in the works for MKE! So far in 2018, airlines have added six new dots to the
MKE route map
. Frontier will begin service to San Diego and Jacksonville in August adding to their recent new nonstop destinations of Raleigh-Durham and Austin. Southwest has added new nonstop service to Houston-Hobby and Alaska Airlines has resumed nonstop service to Portland. These new routes provide more convenient options for leisure and business travelers from our area.
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