By David Wichner for Arizona Daily Star
The Tucson Airport Authority board has approved a multi-phase, $28.3M terminal improvement project that will expand Tucson International Airport’s security checkpoint areas, add concessions in post-security areas and improve critical infrastructure.
The TAA board approved a construction contract with Sundt Construction at its meeting Wednesday. Construction is expected begin in June and be completed in November 2017.
TAA President and CEO Bonnie Allin said in prepared remarks that the project will create larger security checkpoints to accommodate newer technology and better passenger flow.
The project will be funded by the Federal Aviation Administration through its passenger facility charge program, and the remainder will come from the Tucson Airport Authority. No tax dollars will be used, the TAA said.
Phase one of the project includes work in the central terminal area from June 2016 to October 2017, as new concessionaire locations will be prepared.
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