Air Force finished with work on Charleston airport's runway

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We missed this one, but wanted to pass along word that the Air Force has completed $30 million in upgrades to the shorter of two runways it shares with the Charleston International Airport.

According to a release, "the runway will now have newly paved asphalt overruns, and 25-foot wide asphalt-paved shoulders. The runway will also have new edge lighting, distance remaining markers and runway end indicator lights on both ends."

The last major work done was in 1968.

The construction not only represents maintenance work but will also allow larger and heavier craft to land, something that's key as the longer runway will be closed at some point in the next two years for similar upgrades.

Upgrades had started in April 2009.

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