Thursday's steady rain didn't stop work from starting on some improvements at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.
Crews started digging up the asphalt along a taxiway Thursday morning. It's the first phase of a $5.8-million renovation project.
The runway will also be repaved, but at night, so flight schedules won't be affected.
The project is being funded almost entirely by a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation. It's expected to take four months to complete.