Phase 1 of Bismarck Municipal Airport runway construction complete

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BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bismarck Municipal Airport has been reconstructing its main runway since this summer and they're done with phase one.

Phase one consisted of paving the cross sections of the runway with asphalt and concrete.

Next the airport will begin doing phase two in 2018. Phase two consists of re-doing the mid-section of the runway.

Then in 2019 they'll finish phase three in the far north end of the runway.

"The airport will maintain it, do joint ceiling and take care of the concrete. It'll last a good long time, it's going to be a wonderful improvement to the airport," says Greg Haug, Airport Director.

Haug says the new runway is critical and it'll be used for the next 30 to 50 years with good maintenance.

The whole entire runway project is estimated to cost 65 million dollars.