Summer Runway Repairs Will Send Hundreds of Flights over Downtown Minneapolis

Currently no incoming flights go over downtown, airport officials said 601 inbound flights will queue up daily over downtown.

The noise is at its worst at night, he said, when late-arriving cargo planes rumble into the airport. He said he has complained to the Airports Commission as late as 2 a.m. "That is when we lose it," he said. "It wakes up the little children on the block.''

Janssen added that he may head to the lake for some peace and quiet.

As long as it's not Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, said George Jelatis, chairman of the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association. The popular lake and surrounding recreation area are under the temporary flight pattern and can expect 601 planes each day approaching from downtown Minneapolis.

"A lot of that is going to be over the park, which is used by people all over the city," said Jelatis. "There will be disruption of outdoor activities."

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