Scottsdale Airport Reopens After Runway Renovations

By Vaughan Jones
Published: Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 4:48pm
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After being closed for most of July for major runway repairs, the Scottsdale Airport is resumed operations Saturday.

The Scottsdale Airport is one of the busiest single-runway facilities in the country, with over 180,000 operations in 2019. 

The airport runway was built nearly a mile long in the 1960s, extended in the '80s, and widened in the year 2000.

July’s renovations were the first major runway repairs in the airport’s history, paid for by an $11 million federal grant. City officials say the bulk of repairs finished ahead of schedule. 

The project will not be fully completed until the end of September, but the remaining improvements will be done overnight, and not impede airport operations.

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