Stretch of runway opens at Carson Airport |

Stretch of runway opens at Carson Airport

Brian Duggan

A 3,080-foot stretch of runway at the Carson City Airport opened Monday at 11 a.m., said Airport Manager Casey Pullman.

The re-opening for the stretch of runway, which closed Nov. 9, was delayed because of a new Federal Aviation Administration survey. Pullman said the runway was closed about a week longer than expected.

This week’s opening marks the completion of the first phase of the $9.6 million airport project funded entirely by federal stimulus dollars.

By mid-December the remaining stretch of the the 6,100-foot runway is expected to open, Pullman said. He added the entire project, which will also include a new taxiway, is expected to be completed by next April.

“It depends on weather, but that’s what we’re shooting for right now,” he said.