The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $5.97 million grant to the Huntingburg Airport for a runway expansion project.
The first phase of the project includes lowering County Road 200 West to create an overpass for the runway extension; moving 270,000 cubic yards of dirt to the end of the existing runway and to reconstruct about 700 feet of the existing runway.
Weddle Brothers Construction of Evansville was selected for the first phase of the project. The company is expected to begin work in the fall of this year.
Phase 2 of the project is expected to begin next year and will include widening the existing runway and completing the extension.