Runway work begins at Glenwood airport |

Runway work begins at Glenwood airport

The Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport will be closed to air traffic for at least the next week while work continues to rebuild the runway and main fuel ramp area.

According to Airport Manager Dick Weinberg, crews began ripping up the old runway this week and will prepare the strip for a new asphalt surface next week. He said the airport is expected to reopen by May 8.

The city was awarded more than $350,000 last year through the Colorado Aviation Grant Program to replace the runway, which has not seen any major repairs except for resurfacing since 1962.

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