The effort to lengthen the runway at Macon’s Fower Memorial Airport has been more than a decader in the making, but now there’s enough concrete out there for business jets to use the runway. City officials say until the project was completed recently, the runway at the Macon Airport was all asphalt. Now, at 42-hundred feet of brand new, 75-feet wide concrete, the runway will lead to increased economic development — at least that’s what officials hope for.
The expansion was paid for with grants from the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. It cost about $3.5-million. A dedication ceremony was held last week.