Las Cruces Airport to get a new runway
The 7,499 feet runwayâ€™s renovation will begin in early July 2009 and the project is expected to take eight months for completion.Airport manager Lisa Murphy says the runway is more than 40 years old and needs major renovation work as some areas was built on grime and has since started draining.According to New Mexico's U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, and Governor Bill Richardson, the airport has received $16.5 million through federal funds, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, popularly known as the economic stimulus package that was approved by the Obama administration.City Council members and City Manager Terrence Moore met New Mexico's Congressional Delegation for Sustained Funding, for the construction of air traffic control tower at the airport. The city has received $1.1 million in Federal funding in recent years for the tower. But according to Lisa Murphy the construction of airport tower would need about $4.7 million.