The decision announced Tuesday clears the way for construction of the $1.3 billion expansion later this summer or early fall. Cheryl Marcell is with the Sacramento County Airport System.
"It’s our final environmental hurdle for the new Central Terminal B to replace the over 40 year old current Terminal B and it will feature a landside concourse where ticketing and bag claim will occur, we’ll have a transfer level where you’ll take a people mover system out to your concourse."
She says building a new terminal will help the airport meet current and future passenger needs. The expansion project would add 680,000 square feet of buildings to the airport, as well as a hotel and parking.
Airport officials will now apply for federal assistance to help pay for the project.