Redmond Airport runway repaving still on track
Roberts Field 'watching and waiting' budget maneuvers
When Congress voted last week to end the controversial -- yet short-lived -- furloughs for air traffic controllers, it redirected money from airport improvement projects across the country.
But Redmond Airport Director Kim Dickie said Monday a $10 million plan to repave Roberts Field's runway remains on schedule.
"But it could change at any time, certainly," she said. "We're waiting and watching."
The $253 million Congress used to end the furloughs came from unallocated funds for improvement projects -- news that surprised Dickie.
"We could have found something to do with that money," she said.
The furloughs were a money-saving measure necessitated by the so-called sequester.
Dickie said the city will continue with the $900,0000 design phase of the process this year.
Next year, the airport will apply for a $9 million grant to pay for the paving.
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