A huge airport project in Sioux Falls begins and is promised to be done before the first hint of pheasant hunters arriving in South Dakota.

See the Airport Runway project here...

Starting Friday, there will be no commercial flights coming in or out of the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. At 2 p.m., the airport will be shutting down for repairs.

The airport is replacing two main runways, right where they intersect. The remaining sections of runway are not long enough to accommodate commercial airlines while this area is closed. As a result there will be no commercial airline service while this project is underway.

The airport will be closed Aug. 17-20 and Aug. 24-27. It will be open Labor Day Weekend, but will close again Sept. 7-10 and Sept. 14-17. The airport will close at 2 p.m. on those Fridays and open back up for travelers the following Monday at 8 p.m.

The cost of this project is over $7.7 million dollars and is primarily funded by the FAAs Airport Improvement Program.