Airport Authority gets report on plans for $1.3 million expansion of Benedum terminal

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | September 24, 2017
For the first time in years, a problem the North Central West Virginia Airport is having with the number of passengers is actually a good thing. And earlier this week, the Benedum Airport Authority gave Airport Director Rick Rock the green light to get started on a seven-figure effort to alleviate it.
The Authority, the airport’s governing body, gave Rock the authority to begin up to a $1.3 million expansion and renovation of the Benedum Terminal building. The renovations, when complete, could accommodate as many as 400 passengers Rock told the Authority during Wednesday’s meeting held at the RCBI facility at the Benedum Industrial Park.
“I can’t tell you when exactly it will be done, but I can tell you the goal is to have everything done by the beginning of the summer of 2018,” said Rock “We’re putting this on the fast track.
“We want to make sure we address the issue and do it right,” Rock continued. “If you’re going to have a problem, this is the problem to have.”
The existing holding area for passengers holds up to 171 passengers, Rock said. It comfortably holds 140. At times, when Orlando and Myrtle Beach flights have had passengers in the building at the same time the number becomes too cramped.
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