Marion expanding airport runway, improving lights

October 14, 2019

MARION, Iowa (AP) — Work has begun to expand the airport runway in the Cedar Rapids suburb of Marion.

The Gazette reports a groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for the $1.7 million project.

The work will widen the runway from 23 to 60 feet, meeting the standards of a basic service airport. And additional $400,000 is being spent to replace lighting.

The project is being funded by a $424,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation and city bonds.

The city also plans to make improvements to signage, the parking areas and other parts of the airport.


Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazetteonline.com/