JFK Airport Runway to be Widened, Repaved

April 11, 2019
New York's John F. Kennedy airport.

New York City’s John F. Kennedy airport will close one of its four runways, runway 13L-31R, for reconstruction until mid-November. The runway will be widened by 33 percent.

According to Travel Pulse, workers will also install new lights, signs, cables, navigational aids. High-speed taxiways will enable planes to exit the runway quickly.

The project is expected to create 3,340 total job years, $251.8 million in payroll wages, and $608.6 million in economic activity, according to Travel Pulse.

The runway handles approximately one-third of arrivals at JFK, according to Travel Pulse.

Source: Travel Pulse