Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
8:25 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Airport Project in Birmingham Two-Thirds Complete

A project to modernize the terminal at Birmingham's airport is about two-thirds complete.


Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/UejcJD) that Tom Wesley of Birmingham's airport authority provided board members with an update on the project this week.


He said the airport authority has spent 67 percent of the $201.6 million allotted for the entire two-phased project at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.


Authorities say the project will mean more amenities for passengers and also bring the airport in line with post-Sept. 11 security standards.


Demolition and reconstruction on the first phase, involving concourses A and B, began in June 2011.


Airport spokeswoman Toni Herrera-Bast said the second phase involves the demolition and renovation of Concourse C. It will begin once the other concourses open this spring and should be complete in 2014.


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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews


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