Improvements Ahead for Tulsa International

Tulsa, OK – Work will begin next year on a $60-to-65 million renovation of the main runway at the Tulsa International Airport. Airports Deputy Director Jeff Hough says grants from the federal government will pay 95% of the project's cost.

Most airport runways last about 20-years before major rehabilitation is needed. Hough says it has been 25-years or more for the Tulsa runway. He expects the work to get underway in the summer of 2010 and last almost five years.

He says in the final phase there will be some problems where the north-south and east-west runways intersect. He says the Tulsa airport will work with the airlines to ensure a smooth operation.