Runway 25L at the Long Beach Airport will be closed starting Jan. 8 for major reconstruction, expected to take six months.

General aviation (private) aircraft will land and takeoff at Runway 25R, the secondary runway, and occasionally on the main runway, 12-30.

Runway 25L should reopen by the end of July 2018, airport officials said. When it is usable again, 25R will close for a month to install blast pads, used to stabilize the ground from jet blasts.

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Harry has been executive editor of Gazette Newspapers for more than 26 years. He has been in the newspaper business for more than 35 years, with experience on both weekly and metropolitan daily papers in Colorado and California.

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