Des Moines Airport Board Approves $3.9 For New Entrance

DES MOINES, Iowa - Despite setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Des Moines airport is making improvements.

The airport board has approved $3.9 million to build a new entrance. The new road will be longer, giving drivers more time to find directions to services such as long term and garage parking.

The airport told WHO Radio News this week that passenger traffic is slowly picking up, but is still far below pre COVID-19 levels.

The new entrance will be one of the first improvements the public will notice of a $500 million upgrade project that includes a new terminal building.

Construction on the new terminal is scheduled to start in 2026. The terminal dates back to 1948, and management has said multiple face lifts and rehabilitation efforts have disguised the many shortcomings in the building.

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