I’ve received a number of complaints from residents frustrated with the continuing noise problems with Love Field flights. Things were supposed to quiet down with the re-opening of the Denton runway in early November, but they haven’t. I’m committed to working to resolve this and for the last several days, have been investigating the problem and how we can fix it.
I asked Assistant City Manager A.C. Gonzalez to assist on this and he has provided me with this update:
While the Denton Dr runway (RY 13R) was reopened in early November, on-going construction continues to limit aircraft access to the runway even though it is open. Therefore, the amount of traffic on the Lemmon Ave runway (RY 13L) has indeed remained higher than normal (pre-runway closure).
Staff is coordinating with the contractor, FAA Air Traffic staff and Southwest representatives to see if there are options to relieve the congestion which is causing the aircraft access problem to the runway. We expect to know some options to consider by tomorrow, pending the availability of the key people in those organizations.
I will continue to push to get this resolved and will keep you all updated.