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By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Kimball Airport Runway Getting 280-Day Break, Facelift


August 11, 2022

The Kimball Airport runway will soon be closed for 280 days. During those 280 days, the 6,199 feet of the only runway will be getting a facelift. The runway and taxiway will be closed, however the helipad will remain open.

According to Ryan McElroy, the chair of the Kimball Municipal Airport Authority Board, the runway will get a 6-inch overlay of concrete, which will be the full length of the runway and 75 feet wide. To match the new runway, the taxiways and runway lights will be raised 7 inches.

A grant was secured from the FAA for $3.9 million. While the project's total cost will be $4.2...

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