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Bridgeport Airport Board Opposes Morgantown Runway Expansion


The Morgantown Municipal Airport’s plan to extend its runway is drawing opposition from another airport in Bridgeport.

The Exponent Telegram reports that the Benedum Airport Authority voted Wednesday to submit a letter opposing the project to state and federal officials. The authority is the North Central West Virginia Airport’s governing body.

The Bridgeport airport is about 37 miles southwest of the Morgantown airport.

Authority member Mike Romano and North Central director Rick Rock said expanding the Morgantown airport’s runway would be a waste of resources.

Morgantown is partnering with the Air Force Reserve on the runway extension project. The city said earlier this month that Air Force Reserve engineers could begin work in the spring of 2016.