The federal government is sending $7.4-million to the Eugene Airport to help expand the terminal and make the security checkpoints more efficient. The Eugene Airport has experienced three record passenger years in a row and is on track for a fourth record year. Work on the terminal is expected to begin this fall and last for two years.
The 19,000 square foot expansion includes relocating and expanding the passenger security screening checkpoint; replacing the current baggage claim carousel and adding a second one; and the addition of two rental car-airport shuttle counters.
The grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration includes $150,000 for the Gold Beach Municipal Airport. It will pay for the installation of a vertical visual guidance system, including runway lights.