SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (Edited news release) Due to runway resurfacing, we'll be closed to all aircraft, with the exception of helicopters for three days. The airport has two runways. Only one is being resurfaced. That runway will be closed all summer, while the other remains open so planes can land and take off.
The airport will remain open until resurfacing work reaches the intersection of the two runways. That's the point where we have to close the airport. We can’t work near the intersection and allow takeoffs and landings. That would be an unsafe situation.
The airport will close at 11 a.m. on Aug. 12 and reopen at 11 a.m. on Aug. 15. During that 72-hour period, crews will work around the clock to resurface the intersection area.
All the commercial airlines serving Springfield zeroed out their flight schedules. This means it's impossible to book a flight to or from Springfield during the closure. The airport has two runways: Runway 14/32. 8,000 feet long, and Runway 2/20. 7,000 feet long. We'll resurface 5,400 feet of Runway 14/32.