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Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport to resurface runway

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport Authority has begun a $3.14 million dollar project for resurfacing the runway and taxiways. The airport has been closed from Saturday, September 6 for milling and overlay of the runway.

"Safety is a major concern and closing the runway reduces greatly the risk of aircraft and paving equipment getting in an accident," said Tom Heanue, Executive Director for the facility. "Its an inconvenience to aircraft owners, but they will be pleased with the final project," said Heanue.

The airport was last re paved in 1992 and has held up well until the last few years. The runway work should be completed by Friday, September 12, 2014 and the Airport will be open for business.

The entire project should be done by mid-October.

Dunn Roadbuilders was the only bidder on the project.

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