- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Work is set to begin next week on a $25 million improvement project for the runway at the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport.

Airport director Darwin Simpson tells the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg (https://bit.ly/28JHYfX ) that almost 2 million cubic yards of dirt will be hauled in to extend the safety zones at either end of the runway by a total of 1,700 feet.

The dirt will be piled up used to level with the existing paved runway. Currently there is a drop off at the end of the runway.

Simpson tells the newspaper the work will bring the runway into compliance with Federal Aviation Administration safety standards.

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