Chennault runway design work approved

Chennault International Airport officials will hire a design company for preliminary work on expanding the airfield’s taxiway into a second runway.

The airport’s Board of Commissioners will pay AVCON Inc. $227,525 for the work.

The second runway will cost up to $9 million, and it will be 150 feet wide and 8,000 feet long. The Federal Aviation Administration and the state will fund the project.