Ground has been broken on the largest infrastructure project
in Kansas City’s history, a consolidated terminal at the international airport.
The long-envisioned $1.5 billion project is expected to be
completed in 2023.
The new terminal will be built on the site of the
airport's shuttered Terminal A. It will be more than a million square feet and house
Among the early construction activities will be the
demolition of Terminal A to make room for the new terminal. Terminals B and C,
which have 60 gates between them, will eventually be torn down as well.
The airport reconstruction will allow for more consolidated
operations and expanded gate areas. The new terminal will also have modern
shops and amenities, the airport says.
The existing terminals opened in 1972.