Does an X at the ends of a private runway mean it's inoperable or does it mean its restricted to the public?

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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Why is a large flashing "X" placed on a closed runway at Reagan National Airport? $\endgroup$ – AEhere supports Monica Jul 18 '19 at 8:08
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    $\begingroup$ @AEhere I think OP is aware that X means "closed" but would like to know if the reason of the closing can be inferred for a private runway. $\endgroup$ – Quentin H Jul 18 '19 at 9:42
  • $\begingroup$ @QuentinH That is primarily-opinion based as we do not read minds. There is a question to be asked, however, about the suitability and/or legality of closing a working (and potentially active) runway via an X marker, but that is too removed from the OPs wording. $\endgroup$ – AEhere supports Monica Jul 18 '19 at 10:52
  • $\begingroup$ I agree. Not a duplicate though $\endgroup$ – Quentin H Jul 18 '19 at 11:00
  • $\begingroup$ Related $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Jul 19 '19 at 19:54

One of the reasons why a private runway owner would "X" it would be to indicate that the runway is not in good condition or closed. This can be for a genuine concern or to avoid liability concerns.

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    $\begingroup$ Or just because they don't want you to land on their field. $\endgroup$ – Quentin H Jul 18 '19 at 9:38
  • $\begingroup$ @QuentinH Yes, this was addressed in my answer (Closed) $\endgroup$ – Cameron Jul 18 '19 at 10:19

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