Roosevelt City announced last week that the new runway at the Roosevelt Municipal Airport has officially reopened. The airport closed in July as work got underway to overhaul the runway and for construction of a new parallel taxiway which will be complete next spring. The airport has reopened for flights having been inspected and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. “This gets us to where Vernal was before their latest update,” shares City Manager Ryan Snow. “It doesn’t get us to the level of providing regional service, and we’re not aiming for that. We’re still a step behind them, but this will be a significant upgrade for us.” The city worked for over 5 years planning and finding funding for this project. All involved are excited about what this means for Roosevelt City. “The airport brings in people who participate in our local economy,” continues Snow. “When major companies look at business opportunities in the area, they always want to know about the quality of our airport. Improving the airport is truly a benefit to our entire city.”