RDU to Restart Runway Rehabilitation Project in September

RDU’s runway 5L/23R, the primary commercial runway located on the west side of the airport adjacent to Terminal 2, will close for overnight rehabilitation Sunday through Thursday from Sept. 6 through Nov. 21. The closures are weather dependent and the project schedule provides flexibility to allow runway work to occur on Fridays and Saturdays, as needed.

When the runway is closed, aircraft will land and depart on RDU’s parallel runway, 5R/23L, located on the east side of the airport adjacent to Terminal 1. Areas surrounding RDU may observe a change (increase or decrease) in the volume of aircraft overflights and noise when 5R/23L is the only commercial runway in operation.

Aircraft Noise at RDU

Through the cooperative efforts of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines and the community, the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority (Authority) strives to make the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) both a good neighbor and economic engine for the Triangle Region.

Part of the Authority’s commitment to making RDU a good neighbor for the community is to provide citizens with easy access to relevant resources and information regarding aircraft flight paths and aircraft noise abatement at RDU. RDU’s noise webpage also allows users to view current and historic aircraft flight paths and submit a noise inquiry or complaint.

To learn more about the Authority’s noise abatement program at RDU, choose from the tiles below.