**UPDATE 4/17/17** Runway 11/29 will temporarily close for 21 days beginning at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 17. During this period, both runways will be closed and no take offs or landings are possible. After this period, runway 11/29 will reopen; however, runway 18/36 will remain closed until construction is completed in four to five months. Please note the Airport will be open to helicopter operations during the closure of both runways.
Please be advised that due to the weather forecast in the coming days, the closure of Runway 11/29 will be pushed back to the week of April 17th. An exact date for the closure will be posted once it has been determined.
The closure of Runway 11/29 will begin at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 10, weather permitting. This runway will remain closed for approximately 21 days. Please note that during those 21 days, no take offs or landings are possible at the Airport. If weather conditions prevent the start of this work as planned, the NOTAM will be cancelled no later than 5 p.m. local time on Monday afternoon.
The planned closure of Runway 18/36 beginning Monday, April 3, has been postponed due to weather conditions. The next possible date for the work to begin will be Thursday, April 6. A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) will be filed the evening of April 4, if weather conditions permit.
Runway 18/36 at the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport is set to close temporarily at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 3, weather permitting, and will remain closed for approximately four to five months. In addition, runway 11/29 is set to temporarily close at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, weather permitting, and will remain closed for 21 days for runway intersection construction. No take offs or landings will be possible during the 21 day closure of both runway 18/36 and 11/29. After those 21 days, runway 11/29 will re-open while runway 18/36 will remain closed until construction is completed. These runway closures are necessary as part of the runway 18/36 improvements project, which will extend the runway from 4,000 to 5,500 feet.
During construction, the Airport will remain open and staffed normal business hours from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. seven days per week. Building and ground maintenance will continue during this time, and the terminal building will remain open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Tenants will continue to have access to their airplanes and/or hangars.
The Airport held a tenant meeting on March 18, in which tenants were presented with the construction schedule and other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Click here for the runway closure FAQs.
For more information about the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, visit LSAirport.net.