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First phase of Spokane airport project nears completion

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Airport officials are getting ready to re-open the main runway at Spokane International Airport after months of renovations.
 
The main runway was closed in May as part of an expansion project to expand the runway by 2,000 feet.
 
The closure prompted air traffic controllers to re-route planes over the South Hill to land on an alternate runway.
 
Some people complained the traffic was noisy and disruptive during the 4 months of construction.
 
Traffic will now return to the previous flight path over the West Plains, unless weather dictates otherwise.
 
The main runway will close again in 2010 as part of a second phase of the runway extension.
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