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New access to Raleigh County Memorial Airport opens

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BEAVER (WVVA) -- After 61 years of business, there's now a second entrance into the Raleigh County Airport.

Local and state leaders cut the ribbon this morning, opening the new road.  It's part of an $8.5 million project that's been going on at the industrial park since 2000.

Airport officials say this road is going to help traffic flow for nearly 2000 workers, especially during the upcoming winter months and other emergency situations.

"We're only a quarter of a mile from the interstate at our new access point," says Tom Cochran, Airport Manager.  "It is important not just for economics, but for safety."

Cochran adds that the new road will cut travel time in half in the industrial park. 

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