Bristow's Jones Memorial Airport broke ground of its new runway and airport improvements to be completed in May 2019. U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe kicked off the ceremony by landing a twin-engine plane on the old runway.
On Friday morning, the city of Bristow will break ground of the Jones Memorial Airport's new runway and other airport facility improvements. 2 Works for You Reporter Gitzel Puente explains why these improvements are necessary.
The mayor of Bristow, Leonard Washington, says the new runway is a big deal for the city and for Creek County. The groundbreaking will take place on Friday morning.
The owner of Consolidated Turbine Specialists, LLC Johnny Grant says his company will see benefits from the new runway being built at Jones Memorial Airport.
The president of the Chamber of Commerce in Bristow, Colby Wissel, talks about the city's future economic growth with the new airport runway being built.
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.
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