Newark Airport has 2 main runways, 4L/22R and 4R/22L (they also have a crosswind runway rarely used). This summer, 4L/22R will undergo a HUGE construction and rehabilitation project after 9 years of no construction. According to the FAA, that runway handled 47%, and usually was the runway for departures, while 4R was used for landings usually. The runway rehabilitation project will take place over the summer, when holiday traffic down to Florida and the Caribbean’s down, but flyers should expect MAJOR delays at the airport as they will only be operating off of one runway.
“Maintaining runways in top-flight condition is the lifeblood of our airports and essential to keeping our facilities operating at the highest level,” - Port Authority of NY & NJ
Lets just hope that EWR ATC can handle this and keep the delays (at one of the countries worst airports for delays) as minimal as possible! The project wil start in June and last through at least March 2022.