Bismarck Airport runway reconstruction update

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bismarck Municipal Airport is reconstructing its main runway, which is about 8,800 feet long.

The first phase will be done in mid-October. In the spring of 2018, phase two will begin, this is the mid-section of the runway. At the end of next summer the airport will take bids on phase three and will start construction in 2019.

"It's going to provide a hard, new, smooth, well drained pavement section for aircraft, both airliners, general aviation, business aviation, to operate off," said Bismarck Airport Director Greg Haug.

Haug says the new runway is critical and it'll be used for the next 30 to 50 years with good maintenance. The project is estimated to cost $65 million.

The Airport was also approved a time extension of the Drainage Study during the city commission meeting this evening.