LAX says nearby residents may experience noise change during runway closure

Los Angeles International Airport officials say people who live near the airport may notice a change in aircraft flight activity and
noise during a temporary runway closure starting Saturday.

The north inboard runway will be closed starting at 1 p.m. to undergo maintenance activities, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Airport officials said when the north inboard runway, noted as 24L/6R, temporarily closes, more aircrafts are expected to use the north outboard runway, 24R/6L, for departure and arrival operations.

Some aircraft operations are also expected to shift from the north to the south runway complex.

Closing these runways does not require the FAA to deviate from "Over-Ocean Operations,'' officials said, which allows airplanes to depart and arrive over the ocean to decrease noise, but due to the nature of the work, Over-Ocean Operations will not take place between midnight and 6:30 a.m. on Sunday.