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ITHACA, NY – Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport on Thursday announced that the airport must close its runway for two weeks in July for runway resurfacing.

The runway will be closed from Friday, July 8, at 8 p.m., until Saturday, July 23, at 5 a.m. The full closure during the 14-day period will allow 24-hour-a-day work by the contractor performing the full runway overlay, resurfacing that has not been done in 22 years.

Airport officials advise travelers to plan their flights accordingly, in light of July’s two-week closure.

“We regret any inconvenience this may cause for our loyal travelers, but hope they’ll understand that after more than 20 years this runway resurfacing is a necessity,” Airport Manager Mike Hall said.

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