Dedham TA Keegan Awaiting Response From FAA on Proposed Flight Paths
The period for input on the issue has been extended to March 15.
Dedham Town Administrator Bill Keegan has yet to hear a response from the Federal Aviation Administration regarding a proposed change in flight paths heading south from Logan Airport that lie directly over Dedham.
A letter was written two weeks ago on behalf of the Board of Selectmen who expressed their concerns about redirecting flights over the town.
“We haven’t had any real response back from the FAA about but apparently there’s been an extension of the comment period into March so I don’t know what’s happened beyond that,” Keegan said.
The proposal, which FAA says the new routes will improve safety and efficiency, was announced Feb. 5 and the period for public comment has since been extended to March 15.
For Keegan, if the new flight paths are put into place it will be an adjustment for people in town.
“In the area here which has not experienced that level of flight traffic I think it’s going to be a change which people are not used to,” he said. "It’s one thing when you know that when you’re moving into an area with that kind of an understanding, but coming out here you haven’t had that.”
Keegan said the next step will be to await a response from the FAA and then then see if there will be additional hearings to seek further input.