Austin airport back to normal operations after flood repairs

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin air traffic is back to normal two weeks ahead of schedule.

Radar control was transferred back to the facility at the Austin airport Nov. 16.

The Federal Aviation Administration made the decision due to the early completion of repairs that were not expected to be finished until December.

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Visible flood damage to the air traffic control tower following floods.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, crews were under a serious time crunch to finish restoring the radar room before the busiest time of the year for travel.

The damages to the Austin air traffic control tower came with the heavy flooding in October. While the tower was being fixed, traffic control was transferred to the San Antonio facility.

While the radar room is completely finished, there will still be renovations made to the administrative areas of the tower for a few more weeks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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