Plans for Runway Repairs to be Revealed Tuesday

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Des Moines International Airport (WHO-HD)

Des Moines International Airport (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines International Airport will find out Tuesday how long it will be without its main runway.

A portion of runway 1331 collapsed last month.  The airport says a ruptured storm sewer from the 1940’s washed away the ground underneath, creating a 25-foot hole.

The Airport Board will get an update on the repair work Tuesday. It’s expected to cost $250,000.

The board was already planning extensive repairs on the runway. Plans for the redesign of 4,100 feet of the runway will be released Tuesday.

The work itself is expected to take place over the next three years.