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Second runway reopens at Eastern Iowa Airport

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The second runway at the Eastern Iowa Airport has reopened. 

The airport was down one runway for about 25 days as part of a larger construction project.

The airport's director says the extra runway is an important backup in case of emergencies and for air traffic control. The runway also allows aircraft to land into the wind.

Crews have been working on the airport's main runway. The paving project is 70 percent done, and up to 90 percent of the runway's surface has been poured.

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