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McCarran wraps up first phase of paving project

LAS VEGAS -- McCarran Airport has reopened a runway that has been under construction since last October, marking the end of the first phase of a two-phase project.

The runway is McCarran's longest — and typically handles about one-third of the airport's annual traffic.

“While I am pleased to report that Phase I was completed with minimal impact to the airlines and their schedules, I do acknowledge that there was increased aircraft noise in different parts of the valley during this work period,” said Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Clark County Director of Aviation. “We appreciate the community's patience and understanding as we work to not only maintain, but improve our airport. McCarran is one of the most important economic assets in Southern Nevada and an essential part of our hospitality and tourism industry.”

The second phase is set to begin in late October and will finish the other half of the same runway.

Like the first phase, part two of the $67 million project is expected to take six months to complete, with the runway being fully ready by spring 2016.