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Expansion project underway on Burlington airport terminal

October 16, 2021 GMT

SOUTH BURLINGTON (AP) — A $14.5 million terminal expansion is underway at the Burlington International Airport in South Burlington.

City, state and federal officials kicked off the construction on Thursday. The two-story, 30,000-square-foot expansion will be to the existing terminal building.

It will consolidate the two existing security screening checkpoints located at the north and south ends of the existing terminal, allowing for all departing passengers to be routed in a consistent manner, regardless of airline or departure gate.

The expansion will include five security screening lanes and additional space for waiting lines and concession operations.

“This expansion will make the Burlington International Airport safer, easier to navigate, and more welcoming to visitors, and it is a foundational investment in the future of the Airport,” Mayor Miro Weinberger said in a statement.