Temporary Norwalk-Huron County Airport closure considered

NORWALK Officials at Summit Motorsports Park want to close the Norwalk-Huron County Airport fo
Cory Frolik
May 24, 2010

 

NORWALK

Officials at Summit Motorsports ParkĀ  want to close the Norwalk-Huron County Airport for 18 hours over the course of four days: June 26-28 for the third annual NHRA Nationalsand Aug. 1 for the 32nd annual Night Under Fire is Aug. 1.

All traffic leaving the dragstrip has to feed through Ohio 18, causing massive congestion, county officials said. If motorists could use the airport to access U.S. 20, the traffic would be greatly reduced. But Federal Aviation Administration officials aren't convinced it's safe to close the airport.