Air Force expands repairs at Offutt

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. 

Construction is set to begin in late 2018. 

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