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Published September 29, 2012, 09:36 PM

Airports need repairs because of heavy traffic in Western North Dakota

(WDAY TV) -- We hear the horror stories of how quickly roads are deteriorating in North Dakota's oil patch, now the airports are following.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- We hear the horror stories of how quickly roads are deteriorating in North Dakota's oil patch, now the airports are following.

The State Aeronautics Commission says most of the small airports weren't built for the traffic they have now. Business jets and cargo planes are flying in daily in support of the booming oil industry.

Officials estimate more than 300-million dollars is needed for improvements in the next 5 years.

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