The last 10 days have been irksome for many San Francisco travelers thanks to a closure of SFO Runway 28L. But the pain will end tomorrow night, a whole week ahead of schedule.
Runway construction on 28L begin on September 7th at San Francisco International Airport. The purpose of the project was to construct a new base layer below the surface. The project was originally slated to run September 7th – 26th. Crews worked around the clock.
Unsurprisingly, the reduction of one runway snarled traffic at SFO. Although most carriers proactively canceled flights, delays and cancellations were common during the project.
But crews worked around the clock and caught a break: the soil below the original 1960’s base layer was deemed stable, an unknown that the airport had factored in extra time to potentially address.
As a result of the good news, runway construction will finish tomorrow night at 9:00PM, a whole week ahead of schedule.
Airport Director Ivar C. Satero told Travel Skills:
I am proud to announce the re-opening of Runway 28L at SFO, ahead of schedule. I would like to acknowledge the inconvenience this work caused to our customers, and thank them for their patience during this critical project, which will ensure the long-term reliability of our runway system at SFO.
Runway projects are always annoying when they impact flights, but kudos to San Francisco for investing in its infrastructure and finishing the project ahead of schedule.