The final phase of the Evansville Regional Airport runway project will be getting underway this week.
"We're very excited. With this project, about $62 million of it is from federal and state funds. It's money coming into our community to make improvements, but it's also providing at peak times, about 75 to 100 people working on this project. We'll have between 50 to 75 large trucks and pieces of equipment out here and most of the contractors working on this are local," says Dianna Page with EVV.
Those local crews will be working 20 hour days to get the project completed as quickly as possible. The new runway should be open in August to smaller planes and will be certified for all planes by September.
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