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Major Runway Rehabilitation Project In Progress at McCarran International Airport

Nov. 5, 2014

A major rehabilitation of Runway 25R/7L at Las Vegas, NV’s McCarran International Airport began on Nov. 1, and is scheduled to run through April of 2015. The runway will be closed during this first phase of the project.

A second phase will again close the runway from November 2015 through April 2016.

During the project, operators can expect a variety of traffic management initiatives to include the following if demand exceeds capacity:

  • One: Mile in Trail
  • Two: TMA/TBFM Metering from Airports located in Adjacent Enroute Centers (ZLA/ZOA/ZAB)
  • Three: Ground Delay Programs
  • Four: Ground Stops

Multiple Runway Configurations During Project

There will be four possible runway configurations during the rehabilitation project. The majority of the time (approximately 66 percent) they should be on configuration three, which provides the highest arrival/departure rates. FAA traffic management initiatives are more likely when utilizing configuration one or four. A breakdown of the configurations and associated arrival/departures rates are available in the following FAA power point presentation.

View the FAA presentation. (PDF)