BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — The Brookings Regional Airport will be closed for four days next week to allow for work on a runway realignment project.

City officials tell the Associated Press that the airport will begin the construction project at 7 a.m. Monday. Work is expected to continue through Thursday.

The city over the past year and a half has been purchasing parcels of land to allow for the realignment. Much of the land costs have been covered by federal funding.

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