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1,001 Feet to Opportunity

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The Runway Extension Project is a five-year initiative taking place at the Morgantown Municipal Airport – the busiest airport in West Virginia. Its goal is to extend the current runway by 1,001 feet, creating a safer takeoff and landing space for outgoing and incoming flights.

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Morgantown Municipal Airport Runway 18-36 Extension

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Will the airport remain open during the project?

The runway will be open during the majority of the project. There will be a period of time when the airport’s runway will be closed to pave the new runway surface. During that time, the runway will be open and closed periodically to complete construction and to keep the airport operating as normally as possible.

Why is the Runway Extension necessary?

Here at Morgantown Municipal Airport, your safety is our priority. By adding an additional 1,001 feet to our runway, we are further enhancing our airport safety to ensure your trip is a breeze, from departure to arrival.

Will I hear construction as the Runway Extension is being built?

Certain residences near the Morgantown Municipal Airport may hear machinery throughout the project, but the construction will only occur during the City of Morgantown’s daytime construction hours. Want to be the first to know about construction updates? Click here to sign-up for email and text alerts.

When will the project begin?

Phase 1 of the Runway Extension Project began in March 2021.

Will the Runway Extension Project affect driving time near the Morgantown Municipal Airport?

No, driving time on the main roads around the airport will not be affected by the Runway Extension Project.

Will the expansion bring larger planes and/or commercial airlines to MGW?

The expansion will make it possible for more planes to safely land and take off from MGW, which may interest additional commercial airlines in coming on board as airline partners. At this time, we do not anticipate larger planes landing at the airport.

Does the airport intend to purchase the Woodland Terrace Mobile Home Park near the airport in Morgantown, West Virginia?

MGW has no intention of purchasing the Woodland Terrace Mobile Home Park.

After the MGW runway extension is completed, what size aircraft can be expected to land at the airport?

The most common type of aircraft expected to land at MGW after the runway extension is completed are corporate jets greater than 12,500 pounds but less than 60,000 pounds. Extending the runway will make it safer for these jets when taking off and landing, especially in inclement weather like snow, fog, and rain.

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