New renovations, taxiway nearly ready at Pittsburg airport

October 14, 2018 - 5:58 pm

Construction of a new taxiway and renovation of a runway at Atkinson Municipal Airport in Pittsburg are nearly complete.

Airport manager Bill Pyle says the airport averages about 15 to 20 flights a day, with all the plans either privately owned or owned by businesses.

The Joplin Globe reports the city received more than $675,000 in federal and state grants to fund the renovations.

The first project was constructing a parallel taxiway to connect a 600-foot extension with a new turnaround that was built last year. The runway is now 6,100 feet long.

The second project sealcoats and repaints a runway. Pyle expects both projects to be completed by the end of this month, weather permitting.

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