Construction flying forward at Will Rogers World Airport
Though the traditional topping-out ceremony was canceled, construction has continued on the expansion at the Will Rogers World Airport.
The $89 million project will add 133,022 square feet to the existing 410,000 square-foot airport terminal, with 43,473 square feet being renovated. The addition includes four new airline gates, a consolidated security checkpoint and much-needed greeting lounge space.
This is the most recent addition at WRWA in 12 years. The last project, completed in 2006, focused on aesthetic improvements; updating the 60’s era terminal building. However, that expansion only netted one new airline gate and the security checkpoint was designed pre-TSA. This expansion focuses on the need for additional airline capacity, improved public circulation space and enhancing the overall customer experience.
WRWA spokesperson Karen Carney said while air flight traffic has slowed because of the coronavirus pandemic, seeing the construction has given her hope.
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