Cuyahoga County Airport To Reopen after Runway Project

 - August 1, 2017, 12:05 PM
Ohio's Cuyahoga County Airport has spent $9 million (mostly in FAA grants) on the refurbishment and repaving of its lone Runway 6/24. While the 5,100 foot runway at the Cleveland-area airport will reopen on Thursday, it will be closed down again for two days towards the of the month, to install the grooves in the pavement.

Cleveland Cuyahoga County Airport will reopen its sole Runway 6/24 on Thursday after a more than two-month reconstruction project of the 5,100-foot surface. According to the county authority, the $9 million job—paid for by FAA grants (90 percent), the Ohio DoT and the county—involved milling and resurfacing the runway, in addition to adding a new taxiway connector. Due to the need for the surface to cure completely, the runway will be closed again on August 19 and 20 to install grooves in its surface.

The Cleveland Jet Center, the lone FBO on the field, took advantage of the idle period by conducting minor renovations. To celebrate the airport's reopening it will offer a 50 cent-per-gallon fuel discount to all transient customers who fly in through the end of the week.

The airport is currently awaiting FAA grant approval for next year’s project, which will involve installing an engineered materials arresting system (EMAS) at both ends of the runway.