Grand Island Airport to Begin Design Work on New Terminal
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.
(AP) — About $900,000 in federal funding has been released so the
Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island can begin design work
on its new terminal.
Airport executive director Mike Olson said
Monday that if the design work begins as scheduled in the next 30 days,
the project could go out to bid in January or February. Construction of
the 33,000-square-foot structure then could begin in April.
Current estimates have the project costing $8 million to $9 million.
officials have said the project will be undertaken to meet rising
passenger demand. Passenger totals jumped 19 percent during 2012, to a
record of nearly 56,100.
Olson doesn't believe the mandatory federal budget cuts will delay the terminal project or the airport's runway project.