$25M In Improvements Coming to Spartanburg Airport
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – Work is set to begin next week on a $25 million improvement project for the runway at the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport.
Airport director Darwin Simpson tells the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg that almost 2 million cubic yards of dirt will be hauled in to extend the safety zones at either end of the runway by a total of 1,700 feet.
The dirt will be piled up used to level with the existing paved runway. Currently there is a drop off at the end of the runway.
Simpson tells the newspaper the work will bring the runway into compliance with Federal Aviation Administration safety standards.