Cherry Capital Airport Re-Opens Runway After Construction

Cherry Capital Airport is celebrating Tuesday after they re-opened a runway they’ve been working on.

The airport says in just 21 days crews were able to complete what usually takes 162 days.

The $13.9 million project extends the runway more than 100 feet.

The remainder of construction will be done at night until the end of October and shouldn’t affect flights.

Cherry Capital Airport Director Kevin Klein says, “Delta Airlines operated on the runway first, they landed first and then United Airlines departed on the runway first so we’re very excited its back open to the public so there’s no more restrictions in place. Everything is operating really back to normal.”

The FAA still has to do its part. The entire runway project should be done in March.