SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two runways closed for upgrades at San Francisco International Airport will be reopened Sunday because crews finished their work ahead of schedule.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1oiQEO6 ) officials announced Thursday that the early reopening should reduce non-weather-related delays at the Bay Area's busiest airport.
Construction on runways 1L and 1R was supposed to last through mid-September. Work began in May.
Crews installed collapsible pavement meant to stop runaway planes from careening off the tarmac.
The updates were part of a Federal Aviation Administration safety mandate.
According to SFO officials, the project cost $223 million _ $3 million less than budgeted.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com
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