Fort Wayne International Airport says it will Monday begin work on a new terminal apron improvement project, a key step to a broader terminal expansion effort nicknamed Project Gateway.
FWA says the project is being funded in part by a $13.5 million federal grant.
“This Terminal Apron Improvement Project will play a significant role in the future plans of our overall terminal improvement project, “said Scott Hinderman, executive director of airports.
Hinderman says the project will be split into two phases – East and West.
The work will include the demolition of two existing structures. The changes will allow for the expansion of the terminal ramp, realignment of roadways and improvements to long-term parking.
“Project Gateway’s mission is to ‘enhance and expand our terminal building to support our region’s growth through a best-in-class airport terminal’, and the improvements to the terminal apron will assist us in realizing that,” said Hinderman.
The airport says the total length of this project is estimated to be 209 contract days, with substantial completion expected by mid-October of this year.