Dayton International Airport set to begin multi-million dollar upgrade project

WHIO Dayton
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DAYTON — Dayton International Airport is set to start on phase two of their airport terminal improvement project later this fall.

In just a couple of weeks, the airport will be starting a multi-million dollar upgrade project.

Manager of planning and engineering at the airport, Mike Cross, says the project is set to cost six-million dollars. The FAA is giving 4.3 million, and the airport will cover the rest.

“It’s money we’ve saved up but we really want to be able to be able to excel our money or capitalize on our money so we were willing to dig in and find the additional funding to make this project work,” Cross said.

Noticeable upgrades will include widening of the checkpoint at the front of the airport, and an upgrade to chilled water systems.

Improvements will also be made to Concourse A to make it look more like Concourse B.

Since the terminal was built in the 1950′s, Concourse A windows are small and narrow. When the project is done, they will be floor length to brighten up the area.

“We really see this as modernizing the terminal and the passenger experience for our people,” Cross said.

Before any of the changes can happen, Cross says they’ll be making improvements to the outside of the terminal to protect the new inside.

“We are putting on an insulated layer of silicone and foam on top of the entire terminal to help protect our now new investment,” Cross said.

The project is expected to start November 1st and take about a year to complete.

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