Cedar City Regional Airport will be closed to commercial flights for approximately four months next year, due to a scheduled rebuilding of its runways.

The runway reconstruction project, to be completed in seven phases, calls for the replacement of more than 12,000 linear feet of asphalt on the airport’s two runways, making them safer and able to hold heavier aircraft.

According to airport manager Nick Holt “It’s going to be designed around the Airbus A-320 or the Boeing 737,” “It’ll be able to handle the weight of 170,000 pounds.

Right now the runway is only rated for 75,000.”

Additionally, improved lighting and signage systems will be installed.

The seventh and final phase of the project is expected to be completed by Sept. 22 of next year.

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