Summer point nears on Eagle County airport construction

GYPSUM, Colo. — Construction on a western Colorado airport’s new terminal is due to wrap up before July 1, officials say.

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The Vail Daily reports that crews are working six or seven years a week to wrap up the $35 million project at the Eagle County airport in mineral this summer. Work began more than a year ago and will add six new Gates to the airport.

Eagle County construction manager kid Miller says jet Bridges on most of those Gates will keep passengers protected from the weather as they board or leave planes.

Travelers besides will find a new lounge, bar area and a “relief room” for their pets.