Quantcast

Safety concerns mean changes could be coming to Joplin airport - KOAM TV 7

Safety concerns mean changes could be coming to Joplin airport

Updated:

Road and airport improvements were both on Thursday's agenda for the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization.

Federal regulators have set a high priority on improving the Joplin airport.  A crash occurred at another airport with a similar design because of confusion caused by a runway intersection.

Now the plan is to create a new route for fuel trucks so they won't have to drive on active runways, and to eliminate a runway intersection.

"We finally come to the realization that the only way to really make it totally safe is to totally disconnect that runway from that intersection," says Steve Stockam of the Joplin Regional Airport.

The airport improvements will be done in stages over the next few years. 

Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.