Project #6076

Terminal Expansion Design- Phase 1B

Durango-La Plata County Airport

Project Information/Description

DRO continues to see strong passenger demand and forecasts for increased passenger volume, creating increased pressure on the terminal facilities. Consistent with the 2020 Terminal Area Plan and continuing to build upon terminal development Phase 1A, terminal development Phase 1B will consist of approximately 25,000 square feet of new building construction, as well as extensive heavy and light remodeling. Central themes include re-centering the TSA checkpoint to allow for improved traffic flow, expanded post-screening concessions, the addition of two new airline boarding gates, upgraded utility infrastructure, and a greatly enhanced passenger experience. Design is anticipated to occur in 2023, concurrent with Phase 1A construction, with Phase 1B construction occurring as soon as 2024.

Project Details

This project is in alignment with the Strategic Plan objective of Ensuring An Effective Infrastructure Network. Specifically, the project addresses the aviation strategy of implementing the Airport Master Plan. Adding additional gates will help promote a competitive airline environment to maintain DRO’s status as a regional hub for aviation services.

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Project Timeline

Estimated Completion: December 2023

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