Airport shuts down runway for repaving; passenger service not affected

Airport shuts down runway for repaving; passenger service not affected

WAYNE HEILMAN
2010-09-20 16:05:18
Colorado Springs Airport officials Monday closed the airport’s shortest runway Monday to begin a $6.5 million project to repave the runway and work on two adjacent taxiways. The 3½-month closure should not affect passenger service.
Phoenix-based CS&W is general contractor for the project, which is funded through a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration and is expected to be completed by Jan. 9 unless weather delays keep construction going longer, said John McGinley, the airport’s assistant director for operations and maintenance.
The 8,269-foot runway is used by military and private aircraft, but isn’t generally used by airlines serving Colorado Springs. It was last repaved in 2003.
The project also includes removing one taxiway and extending and widening another to accommodate larger aircraft.
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