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Charlotte Douglas International Airport's $400 Million Expansion

Posted: Oct. 10th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

As the city of Charlotte has been expanding and attracting more tourism and business to the area, the $400 million expansion to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport seems is a much needed project. This long-needed addition to the airport should be a welcome sight for travelers once it's completed in December 2013.

Some $400 million worth of construction is under contract at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, officials said Thursday, as crews work to build a new entrance road, expanded hourly parking deck, a rail yard and terminal expansions.

Aviation director Jerry Orr told the city’s Airport Advisory Committee that the projects are employing more than 400 workers, not including support staff. The projects are part of the airport’s expansion plan, which airport officials hope will eventually lead to a separate international concourse and a new control tower.

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