The Springfield-Branson National Airport's governing board yesterday awarded a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation project to Nabholz Construction Corp.
Nabholz secured a $5.8 million contract to nearly double the size of the airport's general aviation terminal, according to a news release. Work is expected to start this summer and be completed in a year.
The project would grow the GA terminal to 8,923 square feet from 4,667 square feet, an important factor in the project as the facility built in 1990 has outgrown demand, according to officials.
"The remodel and expansion will make the building more efficient and will give GA customers more space and amenities," officials said in the release.
The project includes an expanded administration area and pilot lounge, a new public community room and updated bathrooms, according to the release.
The GA terminal is used by passengers of privately owned aircraft for loading and unloading, as well as for pilots to refuel and get their aircraft serviced. The facility is separate from the commercial airline terminal, known by the airport code SGF and which officials recently dedicated as the Roy Blunt Terminal in honor of the longtime U.S. senator and politician.
With design and other expenses at $882,115, officials put the total GA project cost at roughly $6.7 million. Dake Wells Architecture Inc. is the project architect.
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