Airport Project in Birmingham Two-Thirds Complete

Feb 13, 2013

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


Information from: The Birmingham News,

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