The Toledo-Lucas County Post Authority made the grand opening Friday of the airport??s east-west runway.Runway 7-25 serves as the main runway at the airport. The 10,600 foot runway had been closed since mid-August while crews repaved it.The project cost more than $10 million, but it received about a $9 million grant from Airport Improvement Program to pay for the repair. The reconstruction created about 100 summer jobs.
"Runway 7-25 is a very important to this airport and to this community. It serves as the primary runway for the airport and is utilized by commercial flights, cargo, military, and general aviation." CEO of the airport Paul Toth said in a prepared statement. "The last time we saw this runway repaved was back in 1998, so this rehabilitation was definitely needed."The Federal Aviation Administration and the Ohio Air National Guard attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.