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Runway extension latest work at Spokane airport

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Construction crews are back at work at Spokane International Airport adding a 2,000-foot extension to the main runway. Our partners over at The Spokesman-Review reports it will allow airplanes to operate fully loaded aircraft during hot summer days, when air is less dense.

Part of the funding for the $30 million extension comes from the federal economic stimulus bill. In addition to the runway extension, workers are moving into the second year of a $16 million program to rebuild and expand aprons adjacent to the terminals. Yet another project in 2013 involves resurfacing the alternate runway and taxiway at a cost of $9 million.

 

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