Gary runway extension work to begin by July

By Associated Press
Posted Jan. 21 at 3:41 p.m.

The interim director of the Gary-Chicago International Airport says work on a $128 million project to move railroad tracks to make way for a runway extension should begin by July.

The Times of Munster reports that’s what Steve Landry told the Regional Development Authority on Thursday.

The airport plans to spend mostly federal and state funds over the next three years to reroute railroad tracks, extend the runway and improve infrastructure. The airport must complete the railroad relocation and runway extension projects by December 2013 under an FAA order.

When complete, the airport will have an 8,900-foot runway capable of handling nearly all passenger and freight planes.

RDA Chairman Leigh Morris says the agency expects the airport improvement will enable it to be the economic engine for the region.


One comment:

  1. len d Jan. 22 at 7:22 a.m.

    maybe they should fix the city of gary first i just drove thru gary it’s the getto what does rudy clay do with all the money sure doesn’t fix the city it’s dirty and nasty i wouldn’t want to fly or go near their