the republic logo

Work begins on new $1.8 billion Salt Lake airport; traveler fees, federal grants to foot costs

Share/Save/Bookmark

SALT LAKE CITY — Construction begins Friday on a $1.8 billion project to remake terminals at Salt Lake City International Airport.

The new design will trade in the hub's three terminals for one big terminal.

Officials say the project is tricky because it's set to go up right next to the existing airport, which will operate as normal during construction.

The new terminal is scheduled to open in 2022 with 72 gates instead of the current 86.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1qLXgSy ) it's set to open in part by 2019.

It is set to have three levels, with one designated exclusively for customs and international travel. Another will hold a lounge, conference and meeting space.

Its windows will give travelers views of the Wasatch range to the east.

Passenger fees, rental-car charges and federal grants fund the project.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Subjects:

Places:

 

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.