Casper-Natrona County Airport to Close for Runway Repairs

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You'll need to re-book your flights if you're flying in or out of the Casper Airport this September.

News 13 has confirmed the airport's runways will be closed between September 23 and 25 for reconstruction.

During that time, construction crews will re-pave surfaces, paint new traffic lanes and add new lights.

It's the first time in several years the airport has been closed for such repairs.

The airport manager, Glenn Januska said the project would take 16 days if the airport stayed open.

"We didn't want to take the chance. It's not the most efficient operations, it's not the safest operations, instead of trying to do it like that, and we elected to close the airport."

Januska adds only a few United Airlines flights will fly during the closures.

Runways will reopen September 26, it is estimated to cost are around 11 million dollars with 95% being funded by the FAA.