$27M Airport Expansion, Renovation Project Begins
Construction on the $27 million terminal expansion and renovation project, at McAllen International
Airport, is now underway. It includes adding 55,000 square feet of new
space and renovating 40,000 square feet of existing space.
Some of the project highlights include the addition of a sixth boarding
gate, additional passenger holding space, and a widening of the security
checkpoint. Upon completion, airport passengers will also see expanded
concessions past the security checkpoint, signage improvements and
other amenity upgrades throughout the airport.
The baggage holding area will get upgraded with the latest scanning
technology, too. The project is slated for completion in March of 2014.
Watch the McAllen Cable Network's interview with Assistant Director of Aviation, Matthew Van Valkenburgh.
In this photo: Construction crews break through 16" layer of concrete to install water/sewer lines for terminal expansion.