If you live just east of Los Angeles International Airport, you may have a bit of a problem getting to sleep for a few nights next week.
Flights landing at Los Angeles International Airport will deviate from their usual over-ocean overnight approach patterns to allow for runway work, officials said.
The deviation will take place for three nights, between midnight and 6:30 a.m., Monday through Wednesday, according to Los Angeles World Airports, which operates LAX. That means that giant jets that usually come in to land at LAX over the ocean during those hours will instead be coming in over the vast residential areas east of the airport. Those are the same landing patterns used during daylight hours.
The change is necessary “due to the closure of outboard runway 24R/6L for runway maintenance and the ongoing deactivation of the instrument landing system on the north inboard runway 24L/6L for runway safety area construction,” according to a LAWA statement.
Flights usually approach LAX from the west and take off over the ocean between midnight and 6:30 a.m. to minimize noise disruption to communities east of the airport, but with the runway closure and ILS deactivation, flights will arrive from the west and depart westbound, officials said.
“As a result, persons living near the airport may notice a change in aircraft flight activity and associated noise,” according to LAWA.
—Staff and wire reports
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