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’s Billy Gunn reports 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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