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Low Contractor Bids Mean Extra Projects Will be Added to the Tri-Cities Airport Terminal Expansion

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Port of Pasco Commissioners are dealing with good financial news. Bids from contractors for the Tri-cities Airport terminal expansion project are coming in lower than expected. Port of Pasco Commissioners are dealing with good financial news. Bids from contractors for the Tri-cities Airport terminal expansion project are coming in lower than expected.
PASCO, WA - Port of Pasco Commissioners are dealing with good financial news. Bids from contractors for the Tri-Cities Airport terminal expansion project are coming in lower than expected. 

That means some of the improvements commissioners originally cut out of the plans can be put back in. They include full Gate 5 seating, rehabilitation of the short term parking lot, second floor renovations and polycarb panels at the entrance. 

"We feel great that we'll be able to deliver to the community the full airport project that we hoped to, and save some money in the process," said Port of Pasco Executive Director Randy Heyden. "So the fact that we're talking less money for more project will be great, not only for the Port's finances, but for the community to get that full terminal that we hoped they would have." 

Commissioners today also unanimously approved a resolution to sell revenue bonds that will pay for about half of the budget for the terminal expansion project.

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