OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Leaders in the United States Air Force have chosen to expand on the the planned repairs to Offutt Air Force Base's runway, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
The new repair, which will repair all of the damage on the 11,700-foot runway, will prevent a need for repair for the next 20 years, instead of 10, which would have been the case had the Air Force stuck with the original plan.
That, however, comes at a price. It is projected to be somewhere between $50 million and $100 million as opposed to the original $55 million.
The runway badly needs repair, though. Of the 18 airfields that fall under the Air Force's Air Combat Command, Offutt is rated the worst.