The purpose of this communication is to inform you about upcoming runway construction at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) that will impact airport operations in 2024. With its vast runway infrastructure extending over 32 miles, MSP is essential to the global connectivity of our community. Maintenance and upgrades are required on a regular basis to guarantee the safety and efficiency of air travel. The construction will improve runway safety and comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

Here are the key details about the 2024 construction activities: The construction includes runway pavement work, grading for runway safety areas, installation of new pavement markings, lighting, and signage. The construction work will take place during the summer to late autumn 2024 and will require temporary runway closures. Runway 12L-30R (North Parallel Runway) and Runway 4-22 (Crosswind Runway) will be closed from early June, through late September, weather permitting. Temporary changes in flight patterns and aircraft activity will occur during construction. Flights that would normally use the closed runways must be assigned to open runways. The FAA will adjust runway usage based on factors such as wind direction, aircraft safety, operational efficiency, and a priority Runway Use System.

With aircraft directed to use open runways, residents may notice a temporary change or increase in activity over their neighborhood, depending on the flight patterns and runway configurations chosen by the FAA during the upcoming construction. When the runway construction is complete, and the runways are reopened, the FAA will return MSP to its pre-construction operational patterns.

The MAC is committed to keeping the community informed about MSP Airport construction and expected changes in aircraft activity. Updates will be shared through various channels, including newsletters, website updates, and community meetings as well as bi-weekly email updates. If you have any questions or concerns regarding airfield operations, aircraft noise, or runway closures due to construction, please contact our Community Relations Office at 612-726-9411 or you can learn more by visiting the MSP Runway Construction website for more information. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to maintain the safety and functionality of MSP Airport's infrastructure.