Runway 26 had to be extended nearly 1,500 feet and runway 8 needed to be shortened approximately 650 feet for this project. Both runway ends received a 400,000 square-foot runway safety area. To extend runway 26, a 60-foot drop-off needed to be filled while allowing for rock mining and movement of earth on site. The earth work involved moving over 1.1 million yards of earth from cut areas to fill areas. Of that, 450,000 yards of solid rock was blasted and incorporated into the fill.