Sea-Tac reopens center runway

Sea-Tac Airport has reopened its center runway to airline traffic after a two-month closure.

The airport had shut down the nearly 10,000-foot runway in mid-July for replacement of 150 concrete panels that were cracking and deteriorating.

The $5 million project is designed to give the 41-year-old runway another six years of life until it must be completely replaced.

During the closure, which ended Friday, aircraft generally used the airport’s westernmost runway for landings and its easternmost runway for takeoffs. Now, the airport has all three runways back in service.