LINTHICUM — Residents in some communities around BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport can expect more unusual night air traffic through October as the state-run airport extends a runway repaving project.
BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean said the maintenance work on two runways will mean shifting traffic to an alternate runway. The project was expected to last through mid-September.
Last weekend, the major runways were closed for 54 hours as work crews focused on the intersection of the runways. But preparation for that project in recent weeks diverted night flights to the alternate runway.
The change has put more airplanes and more noise in the skies over Brooklyn Park, Linthicum, Hanover and Severn.