Expansion work at Tri-Cities Airport underway

3 August 2014 (Last Updated August 3rd, 2014 18:30)

Work is currently underway on the $41.9m expansion and modernisation project at Tri-Cities Airport in the US.

Work is currently underway on the $41.9m expansion and modernisation project at the Tri-Cities Airport in the US.

Port of Pasco commissioner Jim Klindworth was quoted by Tri-City Herald as saying: "This will be a large economic development for the Tri-Cities.

"We had very good leadership and planning on this project and we hope this project will take us into the next 20 years."

"This will be a large economic development for the Tri-Cities."

The construction and expansion work will take place in three phases and the improvements consist of new departure and arrival wings, the extension of baggage claim and screening areas and a remodelled ticketing area.

The project is being funded by airport user fees and federal grants and the renovations are scheduled to be completed by December 2016.