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Construction begins on new Hill AFB runway

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (ABC4 News) – The runway at Davis County’s Hill Air Force Base runway is undergoing a $43.6 million project to renew the aging infrastructure and improve pilot safety.

The runway’s degrading asphalt dramatically increases debris which is a safety hazard, said Donovan Potter, the base’s media chief, in a press release. 

“Runways typically last 10-15 years and this one was built in 2005, so it was time for it to be replaced,” said Paul Waite a project officer at Hill Air Force Base. “A brand new runway surface, built to correct standards, will be a major boost to pilot safety and will help protect our assets.”

The construction will create a “landing-pattern change” for night flying operations. Residents south of the base may be impacted, as aircraft will now land from the south after dark. 

Phase two of the project is slated to begin on June 1 and will require the closure of the runway. Flying squadrons who use the runway will be flying out of other locations. 

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