Springfield-Branson Airport to close for 3 days

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis company has won the contract for a summer resurfacing project that will shut down Springfield-Branson National Airport for three days in August.

Airport officials awarded the contract Tuesday to Iron Mountain Construction Services of Maryland Heights. The Springfield News-Leader reports the company had the lowest of five bids at slightly more than $7 million — roughly $5 million less than officials expected.

Only one of the airport’s two runways is being resurfaced, but both will have to close the when the work reaches the spot where they intersect.

The closing is scheduled from 11 a.m. on Aug. 12 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 15. The three commercial airlines that serve Springfield-Branson have scrubbed all departures and arrivals in that 72-hour period.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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