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FAA seeking comments on Las Vegas Metroplex Project

Posted: 1:33 PM, Dec 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-10 10:10:04-05
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. aviation officials want Southern Nevada residents to comment about new flight paths due to begin in the Las Vegas area in 2020.

The Federal Aviation Administration says current routes are safe, but it plans to modernize takeoff and landing routes around McCarran International, North Las Vegas and Henderson Executive airports and Nellis Air Force Base.

The redesign is part of the FAA's "NextGen" rollout nationally. It aims to cut airline fuel costs, reduce pollution and increase efficiency.

The FAA will host five public workshops for the Draft EA between Monday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The workshops will feature informational videos and display boards that show existing and proposed routes and explain the inefficiencies in the current system. FAA representatives will be available to answer questions and demonstrate the Google Earth features.

The workshops will be open-house format, where people can attend any time during the posted times to learn about the project. Free parking will be available at all locations.

The workshop dates and locations are as follows:

Dec. 9, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Clark County Government Center – Pueblo Room
500 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89155

Dec. 10, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
North Las Vegas Airport Grand Canyon Conference Room
2730 Airport Drive, North Las Vegas, NV 89032

Dec. 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Desert Breeze Community Center – Meeting Room
8275 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89147

Dec. 12, 2019
4:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Windmill Library – Meeting Room
7060 Windmill Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89113

Dec. 13, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Henderson Executive Airport North/South Meeting Room
3500 Executive Terminal Drive, Henderson, NV 89052

People can submit comments on the project online at 9-las-metroplex-ea@faa.gov, in person at the public workshops, and by writing to:

Las Vegas Metroplex Draft EA Federal Aviation Administration
Western Service Center–Operations Support Group
2200 S. 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198-6547

After evaluating and responding to all substantive public comments, the FAA could adopt the entire proposal, adopt portions of it, or modify it.