A plane taking off at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is closing one of its primary runways for the next 60 days as part of a reconstruction project.
The effort is part of a multi-year airfield improvement plan for BWI. The airport is working to meet updated runway safety requirements from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Jonathan Dean, a spokesman for BWI, says the construction will not affect the schedule of flights coming in and out of the airport. In fact, the runway had been closed periodically throughout the summer to prepare for the 60-day closure.
But Dean says people who live nearby might notice different flight patterns during the construction. He says that will mostly affect residents living north and west of the airport.