Main Van Nuys runway to close for 10 days – Van Nuys Airport’s 8,000-foot primary runway, 16R/34L, will be closed beginning July 16 for the final phase of a $20.5 million improvement project. The project will end on July 26 at 11:59 p.m. Work being done on the runway includes asphalt milling and paving of more than 4,000 feet of the runway’s center section. Significant work on the runway’s north and south sections has been completed. Following work on the runway’s center section, the project will conclude with final shoulder work, edge light installation, and new pavement markings and runway striping. Van Nuys’ Runway 16L/34R will operate normally and continue to close nightly between the hours of 10:45 p.m. to 6 a.m.