The City of Lee’s Summit will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, August 10 at 9 a.m. to celebrate the completion of two new hangars housing 28 units at the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport. The public may park at the terminal building at 2751 NE Douglas St. and a shuttle will be provided to transport guests to the event.

The extension of north/south runway 18-36 from 4,014 feet to 5,501 feet required the relocation of taxiway alpha, which resulted in the removal of seven existing hangars. Construction on the new

T-hangars in the northwest quadrant of the airport began in February of this year. All 28 units have already been leased and there is currently a waiting list.

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly (CMT) served as the engineering consultant on the project. B. Dean Construction of Lee’s Summit was responsible for the project’s construction.

The construction of the new T-hangars represents a continued investment in the airport by the City of Lee’s Summit. The total cost of the project was $2.6 million.

The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport (LXT) is owned and operated by the City of Lee’s Summit. Designated by the FAA as a reliever airport for the Kansas City metro area, the airport provides general aviation pilots with alternate landing facilities. Approximately 50,000 take offs and landings occur annually; equivalent to 137 operations per day. The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport offers superior service amenities and with its geographic proximity to the Kansas City metropolitan area, the airport provides direct and easy access to all major highways and neighboring cities making it the ideal destination for both corporate and leisure travelers.