ROSEBURG, Ore. -- When the Roseburg city council met Monday night, they approved construction on the Roseburg airport taxi-way.
Roseburg plans to move the taxi strip about forty feet to the west.
The city's public works director, Nikki Messenger, says the move is important because the current taxi-way is too close to the runway, so it is not up to FAA code. "It doesn't meed current safety standards and it's a high priority for the FAA to meet safety standards," she said.
The taxi way project will interfere with several tie downs on the south end, so they also plan to build more slots for parked planes on the north end of the airport.
Construction is scheduled to take place next spring, and is expected to take about six months.