Runway project forces Sioux City airport to close 3 times

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Sioux City airport must close several times in the next month because of a runway construction project.

The Sioux City Journal reports the airport is working on rebuilding a secondary runway, and the closures are needed because of work on the areas where that secondary runway intersects the main one.

The airport closed to flights Thursday and is scheduled to reopen Sunday at 8 p.m. The next two closures are Aug. 23 through Aug. 25 and Sept. 14 through Sept. 15.

The overall $24 million runway project is scheduled to be completed next spring. The Federal Aviation Administration is paying 90 percent of the cost.