Air Park Extending Runways, Again?

3-17-06 - The Ardmore Air Park is getting a big renovation to its runway, but another project under discussion could bring even bigger changes to the airpark.

An $880,000 grant helped the Ardmore Air Park finish phase two to restore and lengthen their runways. The new project is still being discussed, but officials say the new project would extend the runways the airpark that is already in the works.

The project would include lengthening the runways in order to bring in more planes that would eventually turn the airpark into an area for foreign trade. If the multimillion-dollar project goes through, it would establish the area a port from all over the world come in, which could create more jobs for the area.

The project would extend the runways up to 800 feet. The current extension project is expected to be complete by April.