For all the interested KCLE listeners, Cleveland's new 9,000 foot runway (6L/24R) opened today.
Techincally, it had already opened once at 6800 feet. They then closed it later to finish off the remaining 2200 feet.
Here's a news article about it:http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/109169844570723.xml
and here's the new taxi diagram:http://download.aopa.org/iap/20040805/airport_diagrams/00084AD.PDF
The remainder of the expansion project includes (I believe) extending the old long runway (6R/24L) to 11,000 feet. Runway 6C/24C is supposed to be converted to a taxiway.
What I find kind of interesting is all that extra room at the end of 6L.
The runway used to go just past 10/28, but now it's clearly not supposed to be used. I wonder if it will also turn into a taxiway? Or if it's there for future expansion? Did they leave it closed so they could operate on 10/28 simultaneously with 6L? If anyone reading this knows, fill me in!