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Construction Begins on Overpriced $791 Million 65 Foot High Fort Lauderdale Runway Expansion

The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the 22nd busiest in the United States- and it’s about to get busier.  On Monday, a ground-breaking ceremony was heldat the airport, marking the beginning of a $791 million runway expansion project.  A princely sum, indeed, but the project which will lengthen an existing secondary runway from 5,276 to…

Brief: Shift in Earth Causes Change in Runways

Gadling reports that the shifting in the Earth’s magnetic north pole has forced Tampa Airport to close one of its runways to repaint its designation. Runway 18R/36L will be redesignated 19R/1L when it reopens on Thursday. The other runways will change over later this month. The magnetic north pole has been shifting toward Russia at a rate of forty miles per year for the past decade.