Latest Runway Rehabilitation Moves Newark Liberty Back To Full Capacity

The latest runway rehabilitation at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is now complete. Operating under the direction of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), EWR plays a significant role in travel for the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. This most recent runway rehabilitation has moved EWR, among the busiest of airports, back to full capacity.

Burns was responsible for the design of the airfield electrical systems supporting the rehabilitation of Runway 4L-22R and its adjacent taxiways, which includes several new features. This runway uses two of the first FAA-approved hybrid MALSR (Medium Approach Light System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights) systems in the country. In order to maximize the pavement length, these MALSR systems utilize in-pavement flashers that were previously not accepted by the FAA. Burns worked in tandem with the FAA to develop wiring schematics for this system to be used at airports nationwide. The rehab of Runway 4L-22R also features spring-assisted handholes on the runway, allowing for larger openings which improve safety and ease of operation, and new LED centerline and touchdown zone lights, mirroring the current LED airfield lighting trend at airports across the country.

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