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Iowa City airport celebrates new, longer runway

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IOWA CITY (KWWL)-- It's lift-off for the Iowa City Municipal airports runway extension.

A ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon will celebrate the 5,000 foot long project, which will allow larger private jet aircraft to utilize the airport.

The project was primarily funded by federal grants.

Since July, pilots have been limited to the secondary runway, which is called a ''short-field'' runway.

Its approach requires pilots to come in over the neighborhood.

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