Runway paving to interrupt flights to Soo

Operators of Chippewa County International airport have announced a temporary service interruption beginning next week. The move will allow for improvement work on the airport’s main runway.

Commercial flights operated by Delta Airlines will be unavailable from June 2nd until June 22nd.

Airport officials said the General Aviation terminal and facilities will remain open throughout the period.

The project will include repaving more than 7,000 feet of runway.

The project is funded by a grant from the US Department of Transportation which was matched by state and local funds.