City of Bristow is breaking ground of a new runway and airport improvements

BRISTOW, Okla. - On Friday morning, Bristow is breaking ground of a new runway at Jones Memorial Airport, Creek County's only commercial airport.

Several dignitaries will be attending the ceremony at 10 a.m. with U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe landing on the existing runway at 9:30 a.m.

The improvements are part of a $3.4 million grant that was awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration to help revamp the aging runway. It was built in 1968 and is in great need of repair.

Bristow's Mayor Leonard Washington says the renovations will create jobs in the region and will open opportunities for new businesses to come in.

The new runway is running parallel to the old one and is scheduled to be completed in one year.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

 

Print this article Back to Top