Not that many of us are flying these days but SFO announced major runway repairs affecting flights for a week+ in October. It seems a bit more extensive than the single runway closure last year that impacted many of us.
“Are you planning to fly out of San Francisco International in October? Try to avoid flying during the eight days from Oct. 8 to Oct. 15. That’s when two of the airport’s four runways will be closed down for a major maintenance project that involves repaving a part of Runway 28R at its intersection with Runways 1L and 1R. The project was originally scheduled for 2022, but airport officials decided to get it done this fall to take advantage of the airport’s reduced flight activity due to the coronavirus pandemic – down about 60 percent from the same time last year. During the critical eight-day shutdown, officials expect about a third of all flights arriving and departing will face delays, especially from 9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (You might recall that in September 2019, SFO closed a runway for three weeks to conduct preliminary repair work in this same area, resulting in significant delays and flight cancellations.)“