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Overnight work beginning at National Airport

Overnight construction work beginning Friday night and lasting for three months at Reagan National Airport could cause noise for communities on the Potomac River shoreline. Construction crews will be modifying an approach light system, and this will require pile-driving nightly between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. (weather permitting). The work is expected to take 90 days.

If you have any questions or concerns about the noise, call 703-417-8020 at any time.

The construction will involve replacing lights in the main runway’s approach light system with new and upgraded equipment. Work will be done overnight to avoid interfering with flights in and out of the airport. When flights are going in and out of the airport, the cranes used for pile-driving will be lowered.

This is part of an airport rehabilitation project expected to last through the rest of the year.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and stories from around the country.


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