Press Release Article


Date: Apr 14, 2012
Press Release Number: 51-2012

Beginning Saturday, April 14, Runway 4R-22L at Newark Liberty International Airport will be closed a portion of the weekend hours as part of a rehabilitation project aimed at reducing delays. With the installation of high-speed taxiways as part of the project, the Port Authority is taking steps to ensure quicker arrivals and departures, thus minimizing delays. This project will keep the runway in a state-of-good-repair while creating a better experience for customers.

The $42 million rehabilitation project to Runway 4R-22L, which handles more than 190,000 aircraft operations a year, is expected to result in 270 jobs, $15 million in wages, and $64 million in economic activity. Newark Liberty serves 33 million passengers annually.

The closure will be in effect from 12:30 a.m. on Saturdays until 11:00 a.m. Sundays through November 2012. The Port Authority will work in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration and the airlines to stage the work to minimize impact on airport operations.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Sara Beth Joren, 212-435-7777

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which does not receive tax dollars from either state, operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. This includes John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey Marine Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

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