Bluegrass Airport Construction

Construction has resumed at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington and officials say the re-opening of the shorter of its two runways will occur by Thanksgiving.

The shorter runway was closed after an August 27 crash that killed 49 people. The pilots of Comair 5191 mistakenly took off from the shorter of the two runways.

Airport director Michael Gobb says construction is underway and will continue for 20 to 30 days. The construction project includes a new taxiway connection to the 7,000 foot runway for commercial flights and demolition of the shorter taxiway connection.


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