LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Several airplanes will begin using a shorter runway as a result of construction activity at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said Monday.
According to Los Angeles World Airports, Runway 24L/6R located on the north side of the airport will remain shortened until September 2016.
During this time, crews will make improvements to the Runway Safety Area, which is located on the end of the runway. It is designed to provide an “extra margin of safety” for aircraft that land and depart at LAX.
According to airport police, each airline will determine if their planes should use the shortened runway or must be switched. Determining factors include weight, weather conditions and aircraft performance.
Some of the heavier planes that fly long-distance, international flights may need to use a different runway due to these reasons.
Authorities said residents living north of the airfield may notice more overnight aircraft activity as a result of the shortened runway.
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