Some Anchorage flights to return to North-South runway, reducing number of cross-town planes

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Anchorage residents may get some level of relief from the constant sound of airplanes overhead, as part of the North-South runway has been reopened at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

In a Facebook post Tuesday, the airport says while the runway has been reopened, work is still underway on part of it, so it's shorter than normal.

"The aircraft able to use it will help reduce flights over the city," airport officials wrote in the post. Normal flight patters will return in the fall when construction is complete for the year.

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