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Airport reopens with final runway work completed


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Gogebic-Iron County Airport reopened for a second time in a month to complete a summer-long runway project.

The airport was set to reopen officially at 8 p.m. Thursday, according to Michael Harma, airport manager. The airport was closed from Aug. 13-20 so workers could cut drainage gaps across the new surface following a $5.19 million runway reconstruction project in June and July.

The temporary runway lines were replaced this week with permanent lines after oils in the new asphalt had time to dry, he said. Other work...

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