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Airport runway extension completed

Spokane International Airport will reopen its main, newly expanded runway Thursday at 8 a.m.

The two-year, $30.7 million project increased the runway length to 11,002 feet, an additional 2,000 feet. The parallel taxiway was also extended 2,000 feet.

New navigational aids were installed. The Federal Aviation Administration will complete testing of all the new equipment in November, following 1,000 hours of continuous operation.

Electric Ave. was moved to allow for the additional length.

Funds for the project came from a $4.50 passenger fee and federal stimulus money.

  




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