Trail Airport Gets New Terminal Building in $2.5 Million Project

The new terminal building is an investment for the City’s future

The Trail Airport (YZZ) is looking forward to the new terminal building to be complete in December 2017. Tenders for the project closed at the end of March 2017. The estimated construction budget is $2.5 million with $1.18 million in funding coming from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s B.C. Air Access Program.

“This project is a milestone for the City and we’re excited to get started,” said Councillor Kevin Jolly, Chair of the Trail Airport Committee. “It has been a long time in the making and I want to thank our team for their dedication and commitment to finding a viable and functional solution that fits within our budget. We look forward to the award of the contract in the near term and moving forward with construction in the spring.”

Improved parking, designated arrival and departure zones and ample passenger space in the new terminal are just some of the features to look forward to in the new structure.  “The design and infrastructure in the tender have been carefully planned to allow for successful improvements to operations and sustainable growth of the airport lands for years to come,” said Project Manager, Sam Collins of WSP/MMM Group Limited. “We’re pleased to have worked with local design teams from the Kootenays (Stanley Office of Architecture of Nelson and True Engineering of Trail) who have provided an outstanding level of service to the City.”

The new terminal building is an investment for the City’s future and is in step with Council’s goal of creating strong long-term opportunities.  “Trail’s airport is key in economic development in support of growth and sustainability of the region,” said City of Trail Mayor Mike Martin. “The construction of this new building is part of sustaining valued reliable, affordable, and convenient air access for residents, business, tourists and medical travel.  We are very grateful to have the support of the province through their funding contribution to help bring this project to completion.”

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