HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (WFIE) - A ribbon-cutting was held Monday morning for a brand new addition to the Huntingburg Regional Airport.
A brand new 180-foot tunnel was built as part of a $13.1 million expansion of the airport.
We’re told the tunnel was necessary for the runway extension - allowing planes coming in and out to have more room to land and be able to take on more fuel. This will allow the airport to offer a larger variety of destinations to its customers.
“The end result of that effort and all those phone calls, all those trips this and that, and everything come to reality, its an exciting day,” said airport manager Travis McQueen.
The tunnel is now open for the public to use and will make traveling near the airport easier.
Officials say this project is one part of a four-part plan to extend the local aviation runway. They also say that Huntingburg Regional Airport is now credited as the first airport in Indiana with a tunnel.