The Columbus airport is going through some major renovations that could change the future of airport traffic. Friday marks the last business day for about two weeks that the airport runway will be closed.
Director of the Columbus Municipal Airport Rod Blasdel said the update will help with current and future air traffic. “We’re in the process of repaving our runway 523, which means completely shutting down the airport for two weeks.”
A $5.5 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration is helping to update the 68 year old facility. “Many of the corporations have had to relocate their air crafts so they can continue their operations to the Indianapolis International airport for this period of time,” said Blasdel.
Several businesses use the airport which averages about 125 airplanes per day. Blasdel said though the closure is an inconvenience, he thinks clients will be happy with the outcome.
“There are a few frustrations, but I’m confident everyone will be pleased with a brand new nice, smooth runway.”
Only helicopters will be cleared to land at the airport until it reopens.