Greenwood airport reopens after runway work delays

A central Indiana airport has reopened its runway after it was closed nearly two weeks longer than expected because of weather delays to construction work.

The Greenwood Municipal Airport opened Wednesday afternoon after being closed for more than three weeks, leading to hundreds of planes being diverted to other airports.

Airport manager Ralph Hill tells The Daily Journal that the runway face will shorter closings later this year so workers can finish grooving and paint markings.

The $1.1 million project adding 600 feet to the airport's 4,900-foot runway is aimed at helping the airport attract more jet traffic. Work was delayed when heavy rains left the ground too wet to handle the 34-ton trucks used by the construction crews.

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