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Renovated runway at Charleston AFB reopening

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - One of the runways at a South Carolina Air Force base is reopening after a $30 million repair project.

The work at Charleston Air Force Base began last April and the runway reopens on Thursday when a C-17 takes off and lands.

The repaired runway has new 25-foot wide asphalt-paved shoulders, new edge lighting and new runway end indicator lights. The last major work on the base runways was more than 40 years ago.

Repair work will be done later on the base's main runway.

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