CLT To Temporarily Close Runway 5/23 For Taxiway Reconstruction

March 21, 2018 – Starting April 1, reconstruction to portions of Taxiway M at Charlotte Douglas International Airport will necessitate the temporary closure of Runway 5/23. The repair work will take approximately seven months and is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving. During the reconstruction of Taxiway M, Runway 5/23 will be used solely as a taxiway. 

The construction project will also require intermittent nighttime closures of Runway 18C/36C. During construction, the Federal Aviation Administration will reroute aircraft to the Airport's other runways.

Because of the runway closures, surrounding neighborhoods located north and south of the parallel runways will experience overhead flights between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

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