Aspen airport begins scheduled shutdown for runway work |

Aspen airport begins scheduled shutdown for runway work

ASPEN – The airport in this jet-set resort town began a scheduled two-month shutdown on Monday so its lone runway can be replaced.The $11.9 million project is scheduled to end in June, with reopening planned for June 7.Aspen/Pitkin County Airport officials said the 7,000-foot runway has not been overhauled since 1983. Weather conditions at the airport’s 7,815-foot elevation can be hard on runway surfaces, they said.The airport recorded 44,679 takeoffs and landings last year.

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