Runway work pauses Kzoo-BC airport flights

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — You won’t be flying out of the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport this month.

As of Monday, the airport closed most commercial air traffic as it prepares to repave runway 17/35. According to the airport, the runway was last redone in 1988.

The renovation is expected to cost $5 million. Officials say 90% of the funding will come from a federal airport improvement program. The state of Michigan will cover 5% and the airport itself will pay the remaining 5%.

The project is expected to be finished by June 26. The airport encouraged travelers to work with their airline or travel partners when booking flights for the next few weeks.

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