Airport moving ahead with runway extension
TUPELO — Construction on the 650-foot runway extension at the Tupelo Regional Airport could begin in October, but may start as late as January.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Federal Aviation Administration is still working on its design to move the localizer, an airplane guidance system used at airports. The paper says the localizer must be moved twice at Tupelo Regional to accommodate the extension.
There’s also the matter of congressional reauthorization of the FAA. A bill has been extended 20 times since 2007, and the latest extension expires on July 22.
Nevertheless, the Tupelo Airport Authority is forging ahead with the extension project that’s expected to cost around $8.2 million. The project will extend the runway from 6,500 feet to 7,150 feet.
Source: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
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