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Davenport Airport Upgrades

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Changes are coming to the Davenport Municipal Airport.

An evaluation of the airport's secondary runway is complete and it was found that the runway is outdated and needs to re reconstructed.

The design phase is about to being and it's expected to increase business.

Construction will start on the runway in June, right after the airshow and will be finished in October.

In the future, the main runway will be reconstructed and extended.

Also, more taxi space will be created and the goal is an increase in economic growth at and around the airport.

"As time goes by corporate aircraft are going to get larger, more economical and their going to need larger runways, taxiways to move around in," Davenport Airport Manager Tom Vesalga said. "We're just trying to meet the future need.

The entire reconstruction project will cost $6.6 million. Grants from the federal government will pay for 90% and the city will pay for the rest.

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