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Columbus, Miss. (WCBI) – A center runway project at Columbus Air Force Base is ahead of schedule and is about two thirds done.

The pavement life of the asphalt section of the 12-thousand feet long, 300 feet wide runway was in need of repair.

The runway built in 1958, is being ripped out and replaced.

Babcock Construction Company of Pheba was awarded the 31 point 29-million dollar project in July of last year.

“And we are executing this with a six month runway closure. And this is very important for us. And for the base because our three runways here in Columbus allow us to execute pilot training. So we are the premier pilot training base in AETC, and the air force. We are very proud of that,” said Lt. Colonel David C. Meissen, CAFB.

The Project should be completed by August 29th weather permitting.

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