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Airplane Noise

The City of Medford has been directly impacted by increased aircraft noise over City neighborhoods for the last several years. Please refer to the following documents for information about why these changes are occurring and what you can do to voice your concerns to the entities in charge.


What you can do:

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Read the City of Medford’s June 6 Press Release here.

The City of Medford urges residents to report airplane noise to Massport. The goal of filing official complaints is to ultimately compel the FAA and Massport to find alternative flight patterns, rather than increasing traffic over Medford.

Massport is the official agency responsible for handling complaints regarding airplane noise. A complaint can be filed online or over the phone. The Massport Noise Complaint Line (617) 561-3333 is staffed by the agency’s Noise Abatement Office from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on business days. Calls made during off hours are directed to an automated message line.

We also urge you to contact your Federal Delegation regarding the elevation of the planes and frequency of flights. If your concerns are focused on the time of departures, we encourage you to contact members of our State Delegation. Our Massport and Logan airport advisory contacts are Luke Preisner (lukepreisner@hotmail.com) and Peter Houk (pbhouk@gmail.com).

July 13, 2017 Update

Massport has notified us that from now until August 7th, runway 4R/22L will be closed every day between 10 PM and 2 PM the following day while construction of the new light pier continues. This will have an impact on which runways get used: 33L-15R will see more traffic during those hours. We will continue to update residents as we receive information from Massport.

Correspondence on behalf of the City of Medford: