Lihue Airport runway to close for maintenance

LIHUE — The main arrival runway for Lihue Airport, Runway 35/17, will be closed for maintenance in shifts from Tuesday to March 12.

Contractors will be performing runway maintenance work such as removing rubber and refreshing paint, the state Department of Transportation said in a press release.

During this period, aircraft arriving at Lihue Airport will be directed to use Runway 3/21 between the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, from Feb. 27.

HDOT advised that use of the alternate runway may result in an increase in noise over parts of Lihue and Nawiliwili Harbor during the morning closures.

“Nighttime closures of Runway 35/17 are not expected to significantly increase noise levels, but nearby residents may hear occasional approaches to Runway 3/21,” the press release said.

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