Old Mid-Continent Airport demolition split into two projects

WICHITA, Kansas – The Wichita Airport Advisory Board has decided to split the demolition of the old Mid-Continent Airport into two projects in an effort to lower costs.

The board decided to split the projects on Tuesday.

By splitting the project into two, the board will be able to take advantage of an $11 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA will fund one of the projects.

Victor White, the city’s director of airports, told KSN News Wednesday that the first project put out for bid will be 90 percent supported by FAA funds and will include demolition of the old east and west terminals.

Basically, the ramp to the gate areas, along with the gates, will be the first torn down. Officials say the old gates needed to be down for access to the new terminal gates and overnight aircraft parking.

Courtesy: Wichita Airport Authority
Courtesy: Wichita Airport Authority

White said the remaining 10 percent will be covered by the city budget.

The second, remaining project will be the demolition of the main terminal building, as pictured up against the street.

Courtesy: Wichita Airport Authority
Courtesy: Wichita Airport Authority

For more information on Wichita’s new Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport, and the process to build it, visit FlyWichita.com

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