Airport Expansion Clears Environmental Hurdle

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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.