Ohio airport commissions runway in $140M project


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The main passenger airport in central Ohio is commissioning a new south runway partly funded by a federal agency.

The Federal Aviation Administration paid for nearly two-thirds of the three-year, $140 million project at Port Columbus International Airport.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta was among the scheduled speakers for the commissioning ceremony Thursday. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and other local government and airport authority officials also were expected to be on hand.

Port Columbus says its old south runway will become a taxiway after the new runway opens.

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