GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Work is beginning on an expansion to lengthen the runway at the Pitt-Greenville airport.
The Daily Reflector of Greenville reported (http://bit.ly/1cWfZWz) the $13 million project is the largest in the airport's history.
Airport manager Jerry Vickers says officials have been working for three years on environmental and neighborhood studies, home purchases and other steps.
Vickers says the project will help the airport meet new Federal Aviation Administration requirements for 1,000 feet of space at the end of the runway.
He says the project should not disrupt daily airport operations.
Work on the runway extension will begin in May. It's expected to take about six months. The entire project is expected to take three years.