Cherry Capitol Airport Expansion

Work started today on a runway expansion at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City.

The project will eventually add 400 feet to the East side of Runway 28, which is the main runway at the airport. Plans to lengthen the runway first came up in 2007 when a plane ran off the end.

Extending the runway will also allow for bigger jets to get in and out of Cherry Capital in the summer and offer more travel options for flyers.

Garfield Road will not need to be closed for this project and Is expected to be completed mid-October.