Lafayette proceeds with $90M airport expansion

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – Lafayette Regional Airport Commission members have started a long process that eventually will give air travelers a modern, expansive terminal, a project that will take at least five years to complete.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1qzKkDX ) government projects consultant Walt Adams laid out different ways Wednesday to start and carry through with construction. At its most basic, the project calls for a five-gate terminal and more parking.

Voters said yes Saturday to taxing themselves 1 cent for eight months next year for every dollar they spend on goods. The tax is expected to bring in $35 million to $37 million.

That money will be added to debt proceeds and airport grants from federal and state sources to reach $90 million to expand the airport terminal and add other improvements.

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