Long Beach Airport will see some temporary runway closures in the coming months as the facility undergoes major electrical upgrades.

The $9.5 million project, which seeks to improve the safety of the airport’s primary runway, will include:

  • Installing more than 500 new LED lights along the runway;
  • Replacing all electrical cable powering runway lights and navigational aids; and
  • Restoring the runway with new asphalt concrete, grooving and striping.

To facilitate the work, temporary runway closures will begin March 29 and last through mid-July. During that time period, the airport’s primary runway will be closed nightly Sundays through Thursdays. It will also be closed daily Tuesdays and Wednesdays from April 18 to May 24.

During the closures, flights will be rerouted to use the airport’s secondary runway.

The project is being funded primarily by an airport improvement program grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.