Change in JFK flight pattern could create more noise for Nassau residents

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GARDEN CITY -

Some Nassau County residents could soon be dealing with more airplane noise overhead due to a runway renovation planned at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

An information session was held Wednesday night in Garden City about the proposed changes.

Officials with the Port Authority and FAA explained the asphalt on one of the runways is deteriorating. That runway happens to handle nearly half of the arrivals at JFK.

The plan is to close that runway from April to the middle of November next year and replace it with concrete.

Officials say during construction they expect more noise in North Valley Stream and Valley Stream because of an increase in flights overhead. Residents say they are furious.

As a result, the FAA says airplane noise will temporarily reduce in the Five Towns area.

The Port Authority is taking public comments through Oct. 29. 

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