JFK runway reopens after four month closure


After four months of closure and construction work, the main runway at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport is back in business today.


A ceremony will be held at 11am, which will maek the official reopening of the much needed landing strip. Asphalt has been replaced by more durable concrete to handle the weight of much heavier planes. 


The project costs $376 million and according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, it stayed within its projected budget. 


One of the longest commercial landing strips in the world, JFK's Bay runway handles one-thirs of all the airport takeoffs and landings.


Source: New York Times

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