The Monroe County Airport will reopen today after being closed for two months to repair three sinkholes on the runway.
Monroe County Airport Director Bruce Payton says the excavation caused by three sinkholes could fit almost three Assembly Hall sized buildings inside of it.
Businesses that typically use Monroe County airport are rerouting their flights to Indianapolis, potentially costing the airport $20,000.
The airport’s largest runway near the sinkholes will be closed during the work, but a smaller runway will remain open.
New funding allows municipal airport control towers to stay open through September, but their long-term fate is still uncertain.
The sequester is forcing many air traffic control towers across the state to close. Coats says to end the sequester, President Obama must lead.
Some Indiana control towers will be closing due to pre-sequester cuts.
In the face of budget cuts, smaller airports may lose their 24 hour control towers.
With the Super Bowl less than two weeks away, regional airport authorities still are not sure what to expect.
Construction of a $1.6 million runway expansion at Kokomo’s airport was jeopardized because of the FAA shutdown