Crosswind Runway to Reopen at Yeager

Yeager Airport's crosswind runway, used mainly by general aviation traffic, is expected to reopen next week after being closed since early November.

The runway was closed to accommodate concrete pouring on the widening project for the taxiway serving the Charleston airport's main runway.

Rick Atkinson, the airport's executive director, said the temporary closure of the 4,750-foot general-aviation runway has meant longer taxi time for private pilots using the main runway for departures, but has not resulted in significant delays.

The main-runway taxiway at Yeager is being relocated 110 feet away from the main runway to better separate departing and taxiing aircraft for efficiency and safety concerns.

The taxiway project is expected to be completed next spring.

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