Simple Flying - Joe Kunzler
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Reagan National Airport / DCA), one of the three commercial airports supporting the US Washington DC area, will resurface its two primary runways, 1/19 and 15/33, in the next two years.
The move comes more than ten years since the last resurfacing. The runway resurfacing will allow the airport to reliably serve almost 300,000 annual flights, millions of passengers, and over 1,500 metric tons of air freight annually.
According to a Reagan National Airport statement, the two main runways will be renovated over two years during nighttime, Monday through Friday, and when local weather conditions permit while only closing one runway at a time. The primary work is replacing six to eight inches of base asphalt material and replacing runway lighting with modern light-emitting diodes (LEDs).