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Runway work at Billings airport to disrupt travel

By The Associated Press
Published On: Jun 23 2013 11:03:20 AM MDT
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BILLINGS, Mont. -

Resurfacing at Billings Logan International Airport will shut down for six weekends the only runway long enough to handle large commercial and freight jets.
    
Airport official Tom Binford says the runway will be closed 9 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Sunday beginning July 12 and going through Aug. 18.
    
Airport managers say they chose the schedule because more passengers fly on weekdays.
    
About 100 construction workers will be working around the clock on weekends to speed the process of resurfacing the runway now at the end of its serviceable life.
    
The two-mile-long runway was last resurfaced in 1998. The new resurfacing is expected to last about 15 years.