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The rectangles shown above are concrete paving sections which workers were busy pouring Thursday on the 41-32 runway at Cox Field Airport in Paris. The next picture shows the cement actually being poured in. (Photo courtesy of City of Paris city engineer Shawn Napier.)
This is part of Phase II of a runway improvement project at Cox Field. The main runway — 6,000 feet long — was resurfaced about 18 months ago, and the taxiways also got a new surface. (Photo courtesy of City of Paris city engineer Shawn Napier.)
This photo from the plane of Billy Copeland, a member of the City of Paris airport advisory board, was taken by Shane Grissom, an engineering technician with the city’s engineering, planning and development department. Looking from south to north at Cox Field, the photo shows the main runway (left) with its new surface, and the airport’s two other runways. Thursday’s concrete work was done on Runway 41-32 (which runs southeast from the top of the main runway). Since this picture was taken, the taxiway (running to the west of, and parallel to, the main runway) has also gotten a new surface. Cox Field, an old Army airfield, easily accommodates corporate jets from companies such as Campbell Soup, Kimberly Clark, Turner Pipe and various companies that fly in to consider Paris as a place to locate.
Resurfacing work should be completed by early August as the City of Paris completes planning for a Sept. 22 fly-in at the airport — which will be the city’s first since 2008, city engineer Shawn Napier says.