Port Columbus International Airport in the US will spend more than $160m replacing its south runway.
The replacement of the runway will offer more capacity for aircraft operations as well as space for a future terminal.
It will also include the construction of the runway 702ft south of its current location and several related projects such as modifications to the golf course, demolition of existing structures, installation of aircraft navigation aids, converting the existing runway to a taxiway.
Design work will continue through 2010, while earth and utility works, and paving and electrical works will begin in 2011.
The new runway is expected to open spring 2013.