Aircraft flying into the capital city will once again touch down on the Juneau International Airport’s runway now that a resurfacing project years in the making has been completed.
Since April, planes have been using the airport’s taxiway as a temporary runway. Today is the first day the refurbished runway will be back in action.
A group of airport staff and city officials gathered Tuesday morning to cut a red, white and blue ribbon stretched across the new runway. Mayor Merrill Sanford did the honors.