New terminal project for Cape Regional Airport brings in positive bids

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Progress is being made on the construction of a new terminal at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.

In 2019 the decision to develop a master plan for a new terminal at the airport was made. Then, a study was conducted.

This consisted of a list of needs for facilities. Then, it was decided a new terminal was needed in order to meet the current needs of passengers within today’s use of airport transportation.

“So it’s been a long time, and this facility it’s been great,” said Katrina Amos, Cape Regional Airport Manager. “It’s served its useful life here. So it’s time to move on. There’s a lot more amenities, and requirements from passengers, and the different services that airlines provide.”

The airport was built in the 1950s, and rehabilitated in the early 90s.

Amos says a lot of good proposals for the project have been submitted.

“We just want to make the airport more user friendly,” Amos said. “Then you know this is a lot of people’s first introduction to Cape Girardeau and southeast Missouri. So, we want to make sure that impression reflects our community.”

The terminal will be funded partly from the city’s Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act money.

“We utilized a portion of our funds to take care of the things that were necessary as a result of the pandemic. And we elected to utilize the rest for development.” says Amos.

Amos’ hope is to have the project up and running by the end of this year, beginning of the coming year.

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