Morristown Airport’s main runway returned to service


Morristown Airport’s (MMU) main runway has reopened after a 26-day closure during the latest phase of the airport’s runway rehabilitation project.

Runway 5-23 was closed to accommodate the installation of a concrete box drainage culvert that runs underneath the runway and associated safety.

Morristown Airport’s multi-phase runway rehabilitation project for Runway 5-23 is nearing the halfway point of completion and is slated to run through 2028. The project aims to bring the runway and its related components up to current standards while minimizing impacts on airport users.

“This was a critical phase of our overall runway 5-23 rehabilitation project,” said Darren Large, A.A.E., director, facilities & operations at Morristown Airport. “With the culvert work beneath the runway addressed, we can move forward with the remaining phases, including continued standardization of safety areas, an Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS) installation, new runway lighting and full-length runway paving.”

To date, the runway rehabilitation project has seen the installation of a new Medium Intensity Approach Light System with Runway End Identifier Lights (MALSR) system, runway safety area enhancements, access road installation and other minor improvements.

“We have worked closely with our consulting firms, airport tenants, the Federal Aviation Administration and others to ensure this project is completed as efficiently as possible,” said Large.

“We hope our based tenants and other airport users will greatly appreciate the finished product at the end of this project.”

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