Airport authority is expected to approve runway repairs

The Carson City Airport Authority is expected to approve a runway repair proposal using a federal grant designated to rebuild the runway.

The Authority meets at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Sierra Room at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

The authority will consider an amendment to shift money from a $3.7 million Federal Aviation Administration grant to repair cracks in the runway. The project still needs approval from the Carson City Board of Supervisors and the FAA.

The $420,000 repair work is a short-term project until the authority can reconstruct the runway in a new alignment, which could cost between $7 million and $10 million.

The authority on Thursday also will discuss removing a hill north of the present runway to make way for realigned runway.


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