Bumpy road for runway plans

Runway expansions at the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport could take years to finish.

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While the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport is looking to add bigger planes to its flights, that also means building bigger runways – which historically creates issues for the airport.

Should the project come to fruition, airport officials likely would face stringent government oversight and maybe opposition. At least that’s what happened when the airport extended one of its runways in the late ’80s. The city controlled the airport then…

Timm Slater, executive director of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, said airport officials could expect to deal with multiple federal and state agencies to mitigate any environmental concerns. Any impact to estuaries is a particularly sensitive issue, he said.

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