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Airport to Close August 12-15 As Crews Work on Runway

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If you’re planning a vacation this summer that involves flying out of Springfield, you’ll need to adjust your travel dates around three days the airport will be closed. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has details.

The airport is resurfacing one of its two runways. So from August 12 to August 15, crews will be working on the intersection of those runways, and the airport will be closed. Airport spokesman Kent Boyd said all commercial airlines have “zeroed out” their flights to and from Springfield for those three days—meaning it’s impossible to even book a flight then.The contract for the resurfacing was awarded to Iron Mountain Construction Services of Maryland Heights, Missouri. The total cost of the project is about $8.5 million. That amount includes the contractor’s cost of about $7.25 million, plus the cost of design and construction oversight.The Federal Aviation Administration will be paying most of that price tag: $7.4 million, while the airport will pay the remainder of $1 million.The work is expected to be finished in the fall.For KSMU News, I’m Jennifer Moore.