Commercial flights in and out of Cheyenne will be halted for 11 weeks beginning in mid-April due to a planned runway project, the airport announced Monday.

According to a news release, the $62 million project will include lighting enhancements, repairs and other improvements.

"Our runway has served us well for over 50 years. That’s longer than most," said Deputy Director Nathan Banton. "The work we’re doing will secure the airport as critical economic infrastructure beyond the middle of the 21st century."

Cheyenne Regional Air Focus Team (CRAFT) President Wendy Volk says air service will resume well before Frontier Days, and United flights booked before April 15 and after the runway reopens in July won't be affected.

As for C-130 operations, the airport says it's working closely with the Wyoming Air National Guard to mitigate and minimize impacts.

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