Work crews at Sawyer International Airport are hitting the runway.
Part of the runway is closed for the next several weeks.
Crews are on the tarmac to repair cracks in the pavement.
The work began Tuesday.
Sawyer Airport operations manager Steve Schenden says the work will take 33 days to complete, so the closed half of the runway will re–open in early July.
The goal is to prevent water from damaging the base of the pavement, just like a road re–paving project.
The work will cost just over $320,000.
The FAA will cover 95 percent of that cost.
The state of Michigan will pay for 2.5% of it, and the other 2.5% will be paid for locally.
Posted by: Mike Hoey