Anchorage’s 2 year airport runway project now finished — silence at last!

We made it! Our house will be more peaceful now. Finally! This 6-month long construction period wasn’t as bothersome as last summer’s though. Aircraft were allowed to veer left, northward, after taking off to the east. Of course, enough veered to the right, right over our house too. And plenty still flew straight ahead. We’re just one-half of a mile from the flight path if the planes fly straight.

I decided to set my mind to consider the positive aspects, to minimize these twelve months of repeat audio interruptions. It turned out to be much easier than I thought.

And now we have a brand new and wider north-south runway in which the largest commercial planes can now use.

Overall, I think it was a good experience; though, I’m glad it’s over.

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From: Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage airport runway project is almost finished

Published September 20

A Cargolux Boeing 747-8F taxis across Runway 15-33 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport as construction nears completion on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.

After two seasons of work, construction on Runway 15-33, the north-south runway at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, is nearing completion.

The runway has been closed the entire summer, since April 1, for widening of the runway from 150 to 200 feet to accommodate larger passenger and cargo aircraft, including the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747-8F. …

In 2018, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport set a record with over 5.6 million passengers for the year and was ranked the fifth-busiest cargo airport in the world, according to an airport statement.

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