Augusta runway repairs could close airport to some

Posted April 19, 2011, at 9:23 a.m.
Last modified April 20, 2011, at 12:55 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Repairs to the main runway at the Augusta State Airport could mean there will be no commercial flights to or from the Maine capital for up to two months.

Construction is set to begin on a $7.5 million project to renovate the runway and other improvements.

The current plan is to close the 5,100-foot main runway for 45 to 60 days. The project is set to begin May 13.

During that period no planes that need more than 2,700-feet of runway space will be allowed to use the airport. That will include commercial Cape Air flights.

Airport Manager John Guimond tells the Kennebec Journal the runway is being reconstructed for the first time in 40 to 50 years.

Guimond says it’s the perfect time for the improvements.

 

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