On Monday, September 14th at 10 am EST the Dubois County Airport Authority is partnering with the Dubois County Chamber of Commerce to present the opening of a new tunnel located on C.R. 200 South. This tunnel is a milestone accomplishment in the overall project goal to expand the Huntingburg Regional Airport. This accomplishment is part one of a four-part plan to extend the local aviation runway and happens to be the first Indiana Airport with a tunnel.
The overall project consists of a $13.1 million dollar expansion of the runway that includes lengthening and widening to allow service to larger aircraft. It is 90% funded by the FAA, which prioritizes projects throughout the nation. With the first conversations about expanding the runway starting two decades ago, the Dubois County Airport Authority is excited to see it come to fruition.
“We are thankful for our partnership with the FAA and INDOT to see this project fulfilled. Our main goal is always serving our regional aviation needs better, and this is a great step,” says airport manager, Travis McQueen.
A ribbon-cutting will be held to commemorate the opening at the south entrance of the brand new tunnel, adjacent to the intersection of C.R. 900 South and C.R. 200 West. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.DuboisCountyChamber.com or email info@DuboisCountyChamber.com