KENDALLVILLE – Unexpected muck has caused a contractor to stop work on repaving the runway and taxiways at Kendallville's airport.
Kendallville aviation board president Kathy Molargik said crews ran into muck under the airport's runway surface and one of the contractor’s trucks sank 8 inches.
The News Sun reported (http://bit.ly/PrAGfX) the airport remains closed after work began this month on removing the asphalt surfaces. The airport had been expected to be closed for 25 working days for the $1 million milling and repaving project.
Molargik said the Federal Aviation Administration has to review the subsoil problem and that fixing it could cost anywhere between $50,000 and $500,000.