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Lake Charles Airport’s main runway to reopen after upgrades

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The main runway at Lake Charles Regional Airport will reopen Wednesday after months of construction and modernization forced its closure.

"It was a 90 calendar day project and we've finished 12 days ahead of schedule," said Heath Allen, executive director of Lake Charles Regional Airport.

The project was the first reconstruction and modernization in nearly a decade. It involved replacing about six percent of the runway's total concrete and installing new thermoplastic markings, making the airport the first and only airport in the state to use the new marking form.

"Having such an extensive project come in on budget and ahead of schedule is a big testament to our contractors," said Allen "We had some big weather events and everyday they were out doing something."

Following final inspections, the runway will resume use late Wednesday afternoon.

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